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Takeaway driver robbed in York

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11:21am 31st January 2011

Takeaway driver robbed in Acomb Detectives investigating a robbery in York are appealing for witnesses to help with their enquiries.

At around 8.20pm on Friday 28 January 2011, a takeaway delivery driver was robbed of his takings after he had dropped off an order in Acomb.

The victim, a 30-year-old local man, was in his car at the bottom of Lindley Street, at the junction with Hill Street, when a small light-coloured hatchback forced him to stop.

Alledgedly four men who were travelling in the hatchback then dragged the victim from his vehicle and assaulted him before driving off with a quantity of cash. One of the suspects is described as white, aged in his early 20s, around 5ft 5in tall, with a medium build and short dark brown hair.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward with information.

Detective Constable Julie Carter, of York CID, said:

“Fortunately, the victim only received minor injuries in the incident but he was very shocked and upset by what happened.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the light-coloured hatchback in the area at the time, to contact the police or Crimestoppers.

“House to house enquiries are continuing in the area, however any information that could help the investigation could be vital.”

Anyone with any information that could help the police with their enquiries is urged to contact DC Julie Carter, of York CID, on 0845 60 60 24 7, quoting reference number 12110015371.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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