Man arrested following alleged robberies on taxi drivers in Bournemouth

Uncategorized | Posted: Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 10:09 am | return to news

Man arrested following alleged robberies on taxi drivers in Bournemouth

Detectives have arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of robbery, aggravated vehicle taking and arson following two robberies on taxi drivers in Bournemouth.

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On Sunday 9 December just before 1am, it was reported that a taxi driver – a local man aged in his 40s – picked up a man in Meyrick Road and drove him to St Clement’s Road near to the church. On arrival, it was alleged that he was threatened with a knife and told to hand over money. The suspect reportedly made off with a quantity of cash.

At around 3.30am the same day, it is alleged that a second taxi driver – a man aged in his 50s – was approached by two men on Southcote Road who asked him if he could take them to Southbourne. The men reportedly threatened the cab driver at knifepoint and demanded he hand over money.

The driver escaped and ran off. He then reportedly saw one of the men get into the driver seat and drive off. A short time later the fire service was called to Aylesbury Road, where the taxi was located on fire and was extinguished.

Neither taxi driver sustained physical injuries during the alleged robberies.

Dorset Police is still appealing for anyone with information about either incident to get in touch at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55180197326. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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