Third cabbie robbed at knifepoint

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A taxi driver was robbed at knifepoint in Milton Keynes in the early hours of this morning.

The driver was attending a pre-booked job at Harrier Drive in Eaglestone at around 1.40am when he was approached by a man wearing a balaclava and dark clothing.

The man opened the front passenger door of the taxi and threatened the victim with a knife, demanding his money and jewellery.

Two more offenders, both men, then approached the driver’s door and to prevent him from getting out of his car.

They then threatened him with a hammer and handgun, before taking cash, the victim’s wedding ring and a GPS handheld device.

The offenders then ran away in the direction of the community shops.

The first offender is described as white, tall, slim, and wearing a black hooded jumper with a black balaclava covering his face.

There is no further description of the other two offenders except that they were dressed in black clothing.

The victim did not sustain any injuries.

Police believe this robbery may be linked to a robbery in Chesney Wold, Milton Keynes, on Thursday, in which a taxi driver attended a pre-booked appointment and four offenders attempted to rob him in similar circumstances.

It may also be connected to a robbery in Chesney Wold on February 28 at around 1am, which had similar circumstances.

PC Shannon Smith said: “We believe this latest robbery this morning may be linked to previous robberies in Milton Keynes.

“Thames Valley Police takes these violent crimes extremely seriously and we are conducting a thorough investigation into all three reported offences. Extra officers are in the area at present while enquiries are conducted and I would urge anyone with any concerns to speak to officers or call 101.”

If you have any information contact the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org