Taxi driver Virginia Halstead was left traumatised after she was threatened with a knife in her taxi. See Ross Parry copy RPYTAXI : Courageous female taxi driver Virginia Halstead pleaded for her life as she was being robbed at knifepoint saying: “Please don’t stab me, I’m a mother and a grandmother”. The 55-year-old was held-up as she was working a night shift in the early hours of Thursday June 16. The brave victim has spoken of her ordeal as she has refused to let the robber get the better for her. Astoundingly, she has returned to work.