Taxi driver attacked
7:35am 28th June 2010
A taxi driver is recovering after being attacked and robbed in York.
The incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning when the 64-year-old driver was called to pick up a fare in Lowther Street. When driver got out of the silver-coloured taxi to ring a door bell, he was confronted by two men who were dressed in dark clothing.
One of the men struck the driver with an implement. The other man then smashed the window of the taxi and stole takings and other items both ran off in the direction of March Street and York St John's University.
The driver suffered a bruised arm and was left in a shocked state following the incident.
Police carried out a full area search for the suspects but they have not yet been located. House-to-house enquiries have taken place and CCTV is being examined as part of the investigation.
DC Cheryl Quinn, of York CID, is urging anyone with information that could help the police catch the suspects to come forward as soon as possible. She told Minster fm: "This appears to have been a calculated crime where the suspects have lured the victim to them before carrying out a violent and frightening robbery. While rare for a safe place like York, this type of behaviour simply cannot be tolerated. The sooner the offenders are brought to justice the better for everyone concerned."
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