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A passenger threatened an Uber driver with a syringe in Dandenong, police allege.

Greater Dandenong CIU Senior Constable Chris Ryan said the victim, 43, collected a passenger in Scott Street about 6.15pm on Wednesday 16 May.

He alleged the passenger produced a syringe and demanded money, and the driver pulled over.

The 22-year-old woman allegedly took the victim’s mobile phone and left the vehicle.

Police arrested her on Hemming Street a short time later.

Sen Const Ryan urged any witnesses to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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