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Taxi Driver Robbed Of Car At Gunpoint
Detectives are investigating a robbery in Portland.
A man threatened a taxi driver with what appeared to be a pistol before stealing both the taxi and money in the Harbour View Road area at around 1.30am on Friday, 25 February 2011.
The taxi driver, a 46-year-old man from Portland, was not injured.
The vehicle, a silver Vauxhall Insignia with a Hackney licence plate on the rear and a taxi sign on the roof, was later located at Chesil Beach Holiday Park, off the Ferry Bridge roundabout.
Detective Constable Ed Meanwell, of Weymouth CID, said:
“The victim was preparing to park his car in the garage when the offender threatened him with what appeared to be a pistol.
“The victim was tied up and locked in the garage, while the robber stole money and the car.
“The offender is around six feet tall and was wearing dark clothing.
“This robbery was extremely distressing for the victim and I am determined to find the offender.
“I am appealing for any witnesses and anyone with information, who may have seen a person matching the
description in the area of Harbour View Road or Chesil Beach Holiday Park to contact me urgently.
“I would also urge anyone who may have seen a taxi being driven erratically in the Portland area at around that time to get in
“All calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 01202 or 01305 22 22 22
quoting incident number 25:31. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.
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