Lost shoe foils 'Cinderella' thieves

01:04, Oct 13 2012

The handsome prince used Cinderella's glass slipper to find his princess, but police last night used a shoe to arrest two alleged robbers.

Police were called to the Melbourne suburb of Box Hill to investigate the robbery and assault of a 30-year-old Footscray taxi driver.

Cinderella-style, the two alleged robbers fled just before midnight. When police were called they found a shoe left behind in the taxi.

Police then used closed-circuit television footage to identify a man, aged 20, and a woman, aged 19, both of Box Hill.

The pair are assisting police with their inquiries.

Police could not say whether either of the arrested pair had tried the shoe on for size.