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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:51 pm 
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Taxi driver too scared to work after robbers hold knife to her throat

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Her boss is offering a £5,000 reward for the arrest and prosecution of the trio

A female taxi driver was held at knife-point during a terrifying day-time robbery in Bedworth.

The driver - who was on her first job of the day - is now too scared to return to work after the ordeal.

She had picked two men and a woman up from Camp Hill and was dropping them off in Field View Close, Exhall, when the robbery took place.

Too frightened to speak, the woman's boss, Alan Lawson, who runs Direct Taxis, explained her ordeal.

He is also offering a £5,000 reward for the arrest and prosecution of the trio.

"It was her first job of the day, she had picked them up from Drayton Way in Camp Hill," he said.

"At first they said they wanted to go to Bulkington, then changed it to Field View Close.

"We have recordings in all of our taxis and you can hear them chatting on the way.

"As she pulled up, she said 'Is this where you want to go?' and then she said the next thing she knew, she felt too hands around her neck and one of the men said 'I have a knife to your throat, just give me all of your takings.

"She only had her float and a Kindle with her and a bag and they took that too and went off.

"No one would expect to be robbed at 8.50am in the morning, she is really shaken up."

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The woman, in her 50s, has been so haunted by the attack that she cannot work.

Mr Lawson is offering a £5,000 reward to anyone who can bring the thieves to justice.

"She tried to come back today (Christmas Eve) but she is just too frightened," Mr Lawson added.

"We are offering her all the support we can but we want these people caught.

"I would hate for this to happen to anyone else.

"I would appeal to anyone who has any information to call the police, these people want catching."

Description of offenders

The taxi driver was in a silver Vauxhall Vivaro eight seater mini bus when the robbery happened on Saturday morning (December 21).

Both of the men had dark hair and were white, one was wearing grey clothing and was around 5ft 8 ins tall.

There is no description of the woman with them.

Anyone with information should call Warwickshire Police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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"We have recordings in all of our taxis and you can hear them chatting on the way."

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Her boss is offering a £5,000 reward for the arrest and prosecution of the trio.

A nice move, let's hope it succeeds.

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Her boss is offering a £5,000 reward for the arrest and prosecution of the trio.

A nice move, let's hope it succeeds.

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