Taxi driver robbed by knifemen

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A TAXI driver was threatened with a knife and iron bar by two men who lured him to a false address.

In the early hours of yesterday morning (Wednesday), a call was made to the taxi company from a withheld number asking for a pick up outside 50 Edward Street in Banbury.

Although the road exists, the address does not and when the taxi driver arrived at about 2.41am the car was approached by two men.

The men opened the front driver and passenger doors and threatened the taxi with a knife and iron bar while repeatedly saying ‘give me the money’.

The driver handed over the cash and the men fled. The driver did not sustain any physical injuries but was left shaken.

The men were both aged between 18 and 22-years-old, white, clean shaven, medium build and about 5ft 8ins tall. One was wearing a grey hooded top and the second wearing a black hooded top.

It has since transpired that earlier in the evening another taxi company received the same call but when the driver arrived at Edward Street, he didn’t like the look of the men and drove off.

Anyone with any information that may assist with identifying the suspects is asked to contact Thames Valley Police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.