Taxi Driver Threatened at Knifepoint in Aylesbury

A taxi driver in Aylesbury was threatened with a knife and robbed of his takings. Two men have since been arrested and bailed.

The crime happened at around 2.20am on Saturday, after the 46 year old cab driver from Jet Taxis, picked up four male passengers from Cambridge Street and was asked to drive them to Elmhurst Road area of Aylesbury.

When they arrived, one of the males began to shout some abuse at the driver which made the driver stop and in a panic, reach for his radio for help. However, one of the men took the handset off him and broke it.

All the men then got out of the vehicle and continued to swear and shout at the driver, before getting a knife out.

The man then stole the drivers cash bag at knifepoint, before all of the men ran off towards Bateman Close.

Fortunately the taxi driver was not injured, although left very shaken. It’s a tough time for taxi drivers because of the poor economy – but bills need to be paid and so does taxi insurance and fuel.

Two men both from Aylesbury and aged 17 and 20 were arrested on suspicion of robbery in connection with the incident and were released on bail until 7th March.

If you witnessed the incident or saw the men running away, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

Alternatively get in contact with PC Russell McFarlane via the 24 hour line on 101.

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