Police seek Derby taxi driver who may have witnessed attempted robbery

Posted on 19th August 2013

Detectives are trying to trace a taxi driver who may have witnessed an attempted robbery in Derby.

At around 2.30am on Sunday, August 4, a 45-year-old man got out of a taxi in Harrington Street. He had just paid the driver and had his wallet in his hand.

A man ran up to him and pushed him to the ground before trying to grab at his wallet.

While the pair struggled on the ground, a yellow hackney taxi drove past and the driver sounded the horn, causing the robber to run off empty-handed.

The suspect is Asian, of medium build, aged 25-35 and around 5ft 11ins tall.

Police would like to speak to the taxi driver who sounded his horn, or anyone else who may have information about the crime.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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