Hitchhiker robbed at knifepoint near Matamata

  • 16/10/2017
Hitchhiker robbed at knifepoint near Matamata
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A hitchhiker near Matamata has been forced to pay for his ride at knifepoint, police say.

The male originally accepted a ride from a driver in an old Nissan in Matamata on State Highway 27, but about five minutes later the car pulled over.

Then another of the car's occupants pulled a knife, forcing the hitchhiker to hand over several hundred dollars before he could leave the car, Senior Sergeant David Raffan said.

He said police are making enquiries but would like to hear from anyone who may have information and was in the Matamata area at about 5pm on Sunday.

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