A police investigation is underway after a taxi driver was robbed at knifepoint in Burnley.
Police were called at around 12.30am on Monday 27 May following reports of an incident in Talbot Street.
A taxi driver had been waiting for a fare when a man opened the passenger door and sat down in the car.
The man, who had approached from Ormerod Road wearing a face covering and carrying a knife, then threatened the taxi driver.
The cabbie’s mobile phone as well as £70 in cash was taken.
The robber then made off towards Brown Square in the direction of the canal, with the victim uninjured. Detectives are investigating and are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Detective Constable Phil Scott, of Burnley CID, said: “We have launched an investigation following a knifepoint robbery in Burnley.
"A taxi driver has been threatened with cash and a mobile phone stolen."
Detective Constable Scott then added: “Did you see what happened, or see anyone acting unusually in the area around the time of the offence? Please come forward if you can help with our enquiries.” Detective Costable Scott finally added: "Anyone with information can contact police on (01282) 472932 or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting log 0056 of May 27. “Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be reached anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org".
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