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Man robbed of high-value bracelet whilst travelling in Gloucestershire taxi

Updated: Aug 7, 2021

Image credit: Gloucestershire Constabulary

Officers from the Gloucester Local Policing Team are appealing for information after a high value bracelet was stolen during a robbery involving a taxi driver.

Police were contacted on Saturday 24 July with a report that a man had been robbed of a high value Indian Gold bracelet which has immense sentimental value as it was gifted to him following the death of a sibling.

It was reported that the victim had arranged to be collected from his home address by a taxi company to go out drinking during the early hours of 24 July.

During which the driver took him to Eastgate Street and another man entered the taxi. The victim states the driver and the other man seemed to be friends as the driver suggested it was his ‘mate’.

They then decided to go to Cheltenham instead and the victim asked to be dropped off at The Greyhound Pub at approximately 1.40am, the suspect got out of the taxi, assaulted the victim and took the bracelet from his wrist before getting back into the taxi and leaving.

The victim sustained facial injuries as a result of the attack.

The taxi driver, a man in his 30s, was identified and arrested in connection with the incident however searches of his home address did not locate the bracelet. He has since been released under investigation.

The man who entered the taxi on Eastgate Street remains unidentified and officers are asking anyone who witnessed what happened or knows of his identity to come forward.

Information about the incident or whereabouts of the bracelet can be submitted by completing the following online form and quoting incident 262 of 24 July:

Alternatively information can be submitted by calling 101 or anonymously by calling the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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