Taxi driver tricked into pulling over and then robbed at knifepoint 

Updated: Dec 11, 2019

Lincolnshire Police have launched an investigation after a taxi driver was allegedly robbed at knifepoint by two men who tricked him into pulling over.

The driver from Angels Taxis in Boston was driving along the A52 on his way to Grantham when he claims another car flashed its lights at him to pull over, which he did.

He was then robbed at knifepoint by two men who made off with his wallet which contained £50.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said: 'We received a report that a man in a car pulled over after his car was flashed by another car.

'The caller reported that two males from the other vehicle attempted to rob him at knife point before they made off with his wallet which contained around £50.

'This was reported to have happened on the A52 High Dike, Grantham at 1.06pm on December 9.

'We are investigating this robbery and no arrests have been made.'

A spokesperson for Angels Taxis used Facebook to highlight the incident, saying: 'WARNING. If you have anyone flash you or try to make you pull over do not do so. Drive away. Today one of our drivers was attacked at knifepoint after being falsely pulled over.

'The driver is ok and police may have someone in custody. The culprit this time was a foreign registered silver Audi. This happened in broad daylight on A52 towards Grantham.'

The taxi firm has also warned all taxi drivers in the region about the incident.

Angels posted on its Facebook page: 'Today is a stark warning to all Taxi drivers especially as you are recognised as one.

'The comments "taxi you taxi have money give money money" show they know what and who they are targeting.

'We hope and pray this was a one off incident. No matter who you drive for day or night. Stay safe and be vigilant. Stop for no one.'

Image credit: Pixabay/Facebook

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