A taxi driver was left shocked and shaken up after two men robbed him in the early hours of the morning of Saturday 31st March between 12.35am and 12.45am.
The taxi driver was flagged down in Hemel Hempstead and two men who got in the car asked the driver to take them to a garage block in Highfield to pick up their friend from a house nearby.
When the driver reached the destination, one of the passengers left the taxi and the other man grabbed the cab driver, before fleeing with £80 of the driver’s earnings.
Detective Constable Peter Spiers who is investigating the crime, said “This was a nasty robbery which has left the victim shocked.
“I am very keen to speak with anyone who may have seen this incident take place or who may have seen two men running away from the Allandale area of Hemel Hempstead that night.
“I am particularly keen to trace a man who was walking an Alsatian-type dog near the garage block as the two offenders ran off.
“Please come forward as you may have vital information which could assist our investigation.”
Fortunately the driver was not injured although left very shaken. It’s a hard time for all taxi drivers because of the economic downturn – bills like taxi insurance and fuel need to be paid, and drivers still need to make a living.
If you have any information, please contact Detective Constable Peter Spiers on 101, the police non-emergency number or phone crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.