Taxi driver robbed in Bolton
2:24pm Thursday 28th February 2013 in News
A taxi driver was throttled during a robbery in Bolton.
A 51-year-old man, driving a black Toyota Avensis, went to collect a fare from Stanley Road, Heaton shortly before 1am yesterday.
One man sat in the driver seat and another in a rear passenger seat.
The front seat passenger demanded money from the victim, before the man in the back began to choke him.
He handed over his wallet containing cash and after a further unsuccessful demand for more cash was made the two men ran up Malvern Avenue.
The man who sat in the front is described as being of mixed race, in his 30s, of medium build and about 5ft 5in tall. He was wearing a black coat with red writing on the back of the right shoulder.
Detective Constable Steve Riddle, of Bolton CID, said: “The man was just doing his job and has been subjected to a frightening robbery.
“He was choked and threatened and was understandably terrified throughout the ordeal, which lasted a couple of minutes.
“I am keen to hear from anyone who heard or saw anything or thinks they know who the offenders are to call me.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 5609/5625/5645, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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