Taxi driver threatened in attempted robbery

PUBLISHED: 11:13 10 January 2011

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TWO potential witnesses are being sought by police following an attempted robbery in St Albans on New Year's Day.

TWO potential witnesses are being sought by police following an attempted robbery in St Albans on New Year’s Day.

The incident occurred between 3am and 3.30am on January 1 in York Road where a taxi driver was grabbed and threatened by a passenger who demanded his money.

It is believed the attacker - described as a white man, with short dark hair, aged about 26 years old and of broad build -

was disturbed by two men who had entered York Road, possibly from the footbridge over the railway line near Clarence Park.

DC Paul Gillick, from the St Albans Local Crime Unit, said: “We understand that when the offender saw these two men he stopped and walked off, crossing a bridge over a railway line, passing the men. I am appealing for these two men to make contact as both may have vital evidence that could help the investigation.”

If it was you, or if you have any information about the incident, contact police via the non-emergency number 0845 33 00 222. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, on 0800 555 111.

A 24-year-old man from St Albans has been arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery. He has been released on police bail.

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