So the AFL media are protecting another loser! This bloke Trent Dumont… What a tool, a grub, and another loser who had no idea how good he had it! Apparently thumped the driver and robbed him of his cash!
North Melbourne player under police investigation
A North Melbourne player is under police investigation for an alleged robbery of a taxi driver in South Australia.
The incident reportedly happened in the early hours of Sunday October 12.
The player was one of two men involved in the incident where the driver was allegedly threatened and money was stolen.
In a statement issued on Tuesday afternoon, the Kangaroos said: “The North Melbourne Football Club can confirm that a member of its playing list is currently assisting South Australian Police in relation to an incident that is alleged to have occurred in South Australia earlier this month.
“As this is a matter of ongoing police inquiry, no further comment will be made by the club until it is in a position to do so.”
North Melbourne AFL player investigated over taxi incident
The AFL has confirmed a North Melbourne player is one of two men under police investigation over the alleged robbery of a taxi driver in South Australia.
Police have not yet named the player.
He and another man were alleged to have threatened the driver in the early hours of October 12.
The pair was alleged to have assaulted the driver when he refused their demands, stolen his money and fled the scene.
Police said the taxi driver was not seriously hurt.
The club said the man was a member of the playing list and was “currently assisting South Australian Police” in relation to the incident.
“As this is a matter of ongoing police inquiry, no further comment will be made by the club until it is in a position to do so,” North Melbourne said in a statement.
North Melbourne’s Trent Dumont charged over alleged robbery of taxi driver
North Melbourne player Trent Dumont has been charged over an alleged robbery of a taxi driver in South Australia earlier this month.
The club confirmed on Tuesday that 19-year-old Dumont, who has yet to play a game for the club, was the player who had been arrested by South Australian police.
Dumont was one of two men involved in an incident that reportedly happened on the morning of October 12 in which a taxi driver was allegedly threatened before money was stolen.
Dumont and a second man, also aged 19, have been bailed and will appear in South Australia’s Holden Hill Magistrates Court late next month.
In a statement issued on Tuesday afternoon, the Kangaroos said: “As this is a matter of ongoing police enquiry, no further comment will be made by the club until it is in a position to do so.”
Police released CCTV footage on Monday of two men inside the cab and the second man was arrested later that evening after contacting authorities.
Further enquiries on Tuesday led to Dumont’s arrest.
Hailing from South Australia, the 19-year-old was North Melbourne’s second selection in the 2013 national draft and was tipped to make his senior debut next year.