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8 January 2013, 11:37 | Updated: 9 January 2013, 11:23
A driver in Luton has been threatened by a man with a sword and robbed.
Officer from the South Bedfordshire Priority Crime Unit are appealing for witnesses to come forward after the motorist was robbed in Parys Road in Luton on Saturday 5th January.
It happened between 9pm and 9.30pm when the motorist was forced to brake as a man stepped into the road.
The man approached the driver’s window of the black Audi before producing a sword and threatening the 33 year old driver. The offender forced the driver to get out of the car and hand over cash before the victim managed to get back in to the vehicle and leave the scene.
The offender is described as a black man, between 20 and 22 years old, 6’ tall with a medium build, short black hair and clean shaven. He wore a black or brown jacket.
The officer in charge of this investigation, Detective Constable Matt Shepherd, is keen to trace anyone who saw the incident.
DC Shepherd said: “While this was happening a woman approached the victim’s girlfriend who was sitting in the passenger seat of the Audi and we need to trace this person. She is described as black, between 19 – 20 years old, 5’2” to 5’5” tall with black hair and wearing a dark top together with red trousers. It is unclear if this woman was with the offender or if she was a member of the public. I would ask this person or anyone else who was in the area to contact the police and help with this investigation.”