A standard cab ride has turned ugly in the Top End overnight.
According to police a taxi driver was dropping off passengers in the Ludmilla area at about 2:45am this morning when he was sprung upon by a teenage boy and held at knifepoint.
Northern Watch commander Sonia Kennon says the cabbie handed over his wallet with the teen allegedly fleeing the car.
“This youth has been identified from a witness who saw the incident,” Kennon said.
“Police have conducted initial searches of known locations without making an arrest.
“It’s expected that the investigation will be transferred to (Strikeforce) Trident today for further progression.”