Police appeal after taxi driver robbed in his cab in Milton Road, Southampton

Taxi driver robbed at knifepoint

Taxi driver robbed at knifepoint

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

A MAN fled with cash after carrying out a terrifying knifepoint robbery on a taxi driver.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after the driver was robbed in his cab in Milton Road, Southampton, at just after 4am this morning (Wednesday, January 29).

The suspect got into the taxi on Wilton Road at around 4am and asked the 33-year-old driver to collect his wife from Milton Road to take her to hospital.

The driver pulled up in Milton Road but the man held a knife in front of his face, demanded cash and threatened him.

He made off with a quantity of money on a bicycle that was nearby.

The suspect rode along Milton Road towards Bedford Place.

Police say he is described as white and is said to have been “nicely” spoken.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Con Louise Daniels at Shirley police station on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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7:35pm Wed 29 Jan 14

mickey01 says...

and to think that taxi drivers voted against cameras being fitted
and to think that taxi drivers voted against cameras being fitted mickey01
  • Score: 5

8:24pm Wed 29 Jan 14

cabbiestew says...

To think people read the news??? Mickey 01. ...cameras are still fitted in taxis! But nice to point that out! Some taxi drivers have families and out earning a living, as with any job there's risk, but no one doing any job deserves a knife being pulled on them! But hey let's point out a pointless fact shall we from thisstory?.... and not all drivers moaned about the cameras? The main concern was the council holding them to ransom by the type of camera needed in the car...and the added cost they had to fork out!
I don't know the driver but I wouldn't want it to be me or anyone I know and hope this doesn't become a regular news Read!
To think people read the news??? Mickey 01. ...cameras are still fitted in taxis! But nice to point that out! Some taxi drivers have families and out earning a living, as with any job there's risk, but no one doing any job deserves a knife being pulled on them! But hey let's point out a pointless fact shall we from thisstory?.... and not all drivers moaned about the cameras? The main concern was the council holding them to ransom by the type of camera needed in the car...and the added cost they had to fork out! I don't know the driver but I wouldn't want it to be me or anyone I know and hope this doesn't become a regular news Read! cabbiestew
  • Score: 13

6:45am Thu 30 Jan 14

Lazy says...

White and "Nicely" spoken....wow thats loads of information !!!
White and "Nicely" spoken....wow thats loads of information !!! Lazy
  • Score: 0

8:51am Thu 30 Jan 14

Zexagon says...

Lazy wrote:
White and "Nicely" spoken....wow thats loads of information !!!
Can't be local then
[quote][p][bold]Lazy[/bold] wrote: White and "Nicely" spoken....wow thats loads of information !!![/p][/quote]Can't be local then Zexagon
  • Score: 1

9:33am Thu 30 Jan 14

townieboy says...

Taxis should lower prices..............
Taxis should lower prices.............. townieboy
  • Score: -8

11:08am Thu 30 Jan 14

gilbertratchet says...

townieboy wrote:
Taxis should lower prices..............
Yep, that's what happened. The guy thought his fare was too high, so decided instead to rob the driver.
[quote][p][bold]townieboy[/bold] wrote: Taxis should lower prices..............[/p][/quote]Yep, that's what happened. The guy thought his fare was too high, so decided instead to rob the driver. gilbertratchet
  • Score: -1

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