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Taxi driver threatened with knife in Desborough Avenue, High Wycombe

| February 4, 2018

Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery and an attempted robbery in High Wycombe on Friday 2nd February 2018.

A taxi driver was parked outside Booze Bargain in Desborough Avenue at around 8.30pm on Friday 2nd February 2018 when an offender approached the taxi driver and threatened him with a knife before taking his vehicle.

The offender is described as an Asian man, aged between 20 and 30 years old. He had originally been collected a few minutes earlier from outside the Eden Centre in Desborough Road.

The taxi driver was not injured as a result of the incident and the stolen vehicle, a Peugeot 505, has since been recovered.

A second incident, this time an attempted robbery, took place on the junction of Plomer Hill and West Wycombe Road at around 8.55pm on Friday 2nd February 2018.

An unknown offender approached the victim who was in his car and demanded he hand over his vehicle. The victim refused and the offender then left the scene. No one was injured as a result of this incident.

The offender is also described as an Asian man, aged between 20 and 30 years old.

Police believe the two incidents may be linked.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Alexander Trevivian, of Force CID based in High Wycombe, said: ‘I am appealing for anyone who saw either of these incidents to get in touch. We believe these two incidents may be linked and are appealing for anyone who noticed anything suspicious to call police.

If you have any details which you think could help our appeal, please call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101.

Thames Valley Police are appealing for anyone who may have any information relating to either of the incidents to please call 101 quoting reference ‘43180035382’ or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

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