Taxi driver threatened at knifepoint in Portsmouth

Chief Inspector Sharon Woolrich

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A TAXI driver was threatened by a gang in a knifepoint robbery.

The victim, who is aged in his 30s and from Havant, was in the Buckland area of Portsmouth when the attack happened at 9.20am.

The driver was standing by his taxi in Washington Road when two men and a woman approached him.

The woman pulled out a knife and threatened him before stealing his money and fleeing.

Police have not revealed how much cash was taken.

The taxi driver was left extremely shaken.

Now detectives are appealing for witnesses to the attack to come forward.

The robbery happened on Monday morning and police are not linking it to any other crimes.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Rachael Hannam from Portsmouth CID said: ‘We’re appealing for witnesses who may have seen two black men and a white women in the Buckland area at around 9.20am on Monday morning or anyone with information they believe may assist police in this investigation.

‘These people are suspects for the robbery of this taxi driver who was left extremely shaken from his ordeal.

‘This robbery is being treated as an isolated crime at the moment.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact CID officers at Fratton police station on 101 or 0845 0454545.

Alternatively call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555111.