A DELACOMBE man accused of robbing a taxi driver at knife point yesterday failed to appear in court for the second time in as many weeks.
Magistrate Kay Robertson was quick to order a warrant for Szabie Sziladi’s arrest after he again failed to answer bail.
Granted bail by Ms Roberston on August 7 this year, the 23-year-old stands accused of holding up a local taxi driver on August 1 before fleeing with $170 in cash.
Armed with a large kitchen knife, Sziladi is alleged to have planned the robbery to pay back substantial drug debts caused by an escalating addiction to the drug ice.
The Hungarian national is also charged with possessing and using methamphetamine.
Previous court appearances heard Sziladi allegedly went to the Coles supermarket in Peel Street South about 8.10pm on August 1 where he stole a kitchen knife.
After getting in a taxi near Coles he asked to be taken to the Flying Horse Bistro in Redan, where he allegedly produced the knife and demanded the driver hand over cash.
Sziladi allegedly threw the knife away as he ran from the taxi, jumping through residential backyards.
One of Sziladi’s strict bail conditions was that he hand over his Hungarian passport to reduce the risk of him fleeing the country.