Taxi driver robbed in Aveley

POLICE are appealing for help to identify two men they wish to speak to in connection with a robbery if a taxi driver in Juliette Way, Aveley.

At 3am on Sunday, July 10, suspects were in a taxi when the the driver, a man in his 20’s, noticed his money bag missing. When he asked for it back, a knife was produced before they ran off. The taxi driver was uninjured.

Investigating officer, Dc David Wilkinson, said: “We believe that the men in the CCTV may have come from the Romford, Barking or Dagenham area, so we really need people to look at this CCTV and see if they know who they are. If you do recognise them, please get in touch.”

One of the men is described as a black man, aged between 16-20 years old, wearing dark jeans, a dark jacket and a black hat. The other man is of a mixed race and was wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Dc David Wilkinson at the Thurrock CID target team on 0300 333 4444 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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