Last Thursday, November 2, about two o'clock in the afternoon in Nikolaev near long-distance bus station the man of years of forty approached to one of taxi drivers and asked to bring it to one of the Nikolaev supermarkets. The taxi driver agreed, but asked to come around at first on gas station as, according to him, at him gasoline almost ended.
When they drove up to one of the gas stations which are nearby, the taxi driver asked 20 UAH of an advance payment for the man to pay for gasoline. The man instead of giving money, took out a penknife from a pocket and, having put to a throat of the driver, started extorting from it revenue in a day.
The taxi driver declared to the extortioner that it with itself doesn't have anything, differently he wouldn't ask money for gasoline. Between the taxi driver and the man fight during which the extortioner put with a knife to the driver injuries in the form of a cut wound of a neck was started.
The taxi driver nevertheless managed to twist a hand of the malefactor with a knife and to drive off on the next taxi stand. On parking other taxi drivers who have seen "fuss" in salon ran up to the car, and helped "заломать" the man.
Employees of public service of the protection, being nearby, detained the malefactor. The detainee was 40 - the summer jobless inhabitant ARE the Crimea.
Today the man is under arrest, it is threatened by the punishment, prescribed Art. 187 (Robbery) p.1 the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The man meanwhile refused to give any evidences upon commission of assault by it.