Mar 30 2011 By Emma Smith
A TAXI driver was abducted, attacked and robbed in his cab by a brutal gang.
The 34-year-old was waiting to collect a friend early on Sunday morning on Union Street near the traffic lights at Central Station in the city centre when a man tapped on the window and threatened him with a knife.
The thug jumped into the front passenger seat while his accomplices - two women and another man - got in the back of the taxi.
They forced the terrified driver to take them all to Castlemilk, where they ordered him to stop at the Croftfoot roundabout.
Six other men and women turned up and surrounded the car then started to threaten the driver.
He was forced to drive to Glenacre Drive, where he was attacked and robbed of more than £100.
The four robbers finally got out of the car and ran off.
The first suspect is described as a white man aged 25-30 years, with short hair.
He was wearing a black jacket and a maroon shirt. His accomplices were also described as white and between 20 to 30 years old.
Detective Constable John Johnstone, from the Robbery Unit, said: "This was a obviously a terrifying ordeal for the driver, who thankfully did not require any medical treatment for his injuries.
"I would like to speak to anyone who was on Union Street around 1.20am – or 2.20am if you had already changed your watch to British Summer Time – on Sunday morning and saw two men and two women hanging around close to Central Station.
"I would also appeal to anyone who saw a silver Toyota Avensis around 1.35am (2.35am) near Croftfoot roundabout or Glenacre Drive."
Anyone with any information should call City Centre Police Office on 532 3000.
Alternatively, they can telephone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 incomplete confidence.