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Taxi driver robbed at knifepoint 

A taxi driver has been robbed at knifepoint in Las Palmas.

He called the police after a man pretended to ask for a journey but then held a knife to the driver’s neck and stole money, a mobile phone and bank card.

The incident happened in the Gran Canaria district of La Isleta.

A passer-by saw the robbery and managed to chase the culprit and apprehend him until the police arrived.

All the stolen items were recovered and the knife was found nearby.

The taxi driver received minor injuries and was treated in a nearby health centre.