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Middlesbrough taxi driver robbed of large amounts of cash at knifepoint

Updated: Jul 30, 2020

A taxi driver threatened with a knife was forced to hand over a wallet containing large amounts of cash in Middlesbrough.

Cleveland Police are now appealing for information after the report of a robbery, which occurred at around 1.30pm on Tuesday 28 July on Hemlington Hall Road.

According to police sources, a silver Skoda Octavia taxi was parked in a layby opposite the entrance to the Viewley Centre, when a man approached the driver and threatened him with a knife whilst demanding cash.

The victim’s wallet was stolen, containing a large amount of cash, before the suspect made off.

The suspect is described as a white male, around 6ft 2” tall, wearing a white baseball cap and a light green hooded top. He also had a white mask which he was wearing on his chin.

Officers are appealing to anyone who may have information or any drivers who may have been passing in their vehicles around the time of the incident, who may have dashcam footage which could assist their investigation.

Police are urging anyone with information to contact Middlesbrough Response on the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident number 121988.


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