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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:19 am 
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Unusual for this kind of thing to happen in such a public place, although not clear what time of day it was, or whether other taxis present etc.

Of course, downside for the perp is that he ended up being apprehended =D>


Police chase down 'man with knife who attempted to steal taxi'

https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/som ... fe-2937672

A foot chase erupted after the alleged attempted armed robbery

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A police foot chase erupted in Bath today (June 3) after an alleged attempted armed robbery.

Officers chased down a man believed to be armed with a knife in the city.

The man is thought to have tried to steal a taxi, British Transport Police say.

A tweet from British Transport Police Specials reads: "Following a foot chase in Bath by sergeant James and with the assistance of ASP Bath, a male who was believed to be armed with a knife has been arrested on suspicion of armed robbery after he attempted to steal a taxi from the station."

It is currently unclear whether the incident occurred outside the Bath Spa train station or the bus station, both on Dorchester Street in Bath.

The tweet ended by saying the man was in custody.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:23 am 
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That's just a general scene from the station, as far as I can tell, and nothing to do with the robbery as such.

But looks like the drivers standing around gossiping, which brings to mind what was said recently about locking doors and opportunists perhaps trying to grab cash or even driving off in the cab.

Not saying that's what happened here, but you can never be too careful.

Although, as I said recently, to a degree I think that if you feel the need to lock your cab then you shouldn't be on the rank, although that all depends on the nature of the rank, time of day, location etc etc.


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