A 65-year-old taxi driver was beaten with an unknown object shortly after midnight on Friday by two men who ordered a taxi in the Brønshøj area. The victim was taken to Copenhagen’s Rigshospital but died from his injuries at 3.30 am on Saturday, police announced.
According to police, when the driver arrived to pick up his customers he stepped out of his vehicle to attach a bicycle rack to accommodate one of the men’s bike. When he exited the car, he was struck with the object and then robbed.
Police said the suspects were described as being “men of Middle Eastern appearance, 25-30 years old, unknown height, short dark hair and wearing dark clothing”.
On Friday evening, Copenhagen Police arrested three men aged 17, 19 and 26 suspected of being connected to the case. They were due to make an initial court appearance on Saturday.
In a separate incident that occurred in the early Saturday morning hours, a 39-year-old taxi driver was stabbed, punched and kicked by two assailants in the city centre.
“Around 1am on Saturday, a stabbing of a taxi driver occurred. He was stabbed several times in numerous places and was taken in for treatment. Two have been arrested,” police spokesman Gunnar Nørager told Ritzau.
Two men, aged 26 and 27, were arrested and the driver in that attack is in stable condition.