Police appealing for witnesses to come forward after taxi driver threatened in Nuneaton last Thursday

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 24 March 2022

WARICKSHIRE POLICE officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a robbery in Nuneaton seen a taxi driver threatened by what is believed to be a bladed article.

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The incident took place around 8pm on Bridge Street, in Nuneaton town centre, last Thursday (17 March).

A taxi driver was parked up in a taxi rank, based on Bridge Street, where he was approached by a man.

The man asked the driver if he could take him somewhere – before threatening the driver – with what is believed to be a bladed article.

A money bag, which contained a quantity of cash, and some electronic equipment was removed from the seat of the taxi – and the man made off after.

The taxi driver was uninjured, but he was left shaken by the incident.

The man was described as white, around 18 years old, approximately 5 foot 8 inches tall, clean shaven, with short dark hair, and was believed to be wearing dark-coloured clothing.

A Warwickshire Police spokesperson, said: “We’re particularly keen to speak to anyone who has either CCTV or doorbell footage of the incident.”

Those with information or footage are being encouraged to contact officers through their non-emergency police number of 101, quoting incident 508 of 17 March

Alternatively, those who would rather pass on details or footage anonymously can do so by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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