[18 SEP 00] CRIMES,
FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Truncheon Used To
Rob Nuneaton Taxi Driver
truncheon and a beer bottle were used to attack a Nuneaton taxi
driver when two passengers tried to rob him.
Five people were
picked up about 2am and Saturday in Nuneaton for a lift to
Bedworth where the attack on the 37-year-old driver took place.
“He picked up
five passengers in Bond Gate, Nuneaton, and they asked him to
take them to Bedworth.
in Dark Lane and three got out leaving two in the car. They then
asked him to drive into the car park on Arthur Alford House,
also in Dark Lane
“The two men
remaining then got out, opened the driver’s door and
threatened him. One had a truncheon and one had a beer bottle.
caused damage to the car, but the taxi driver was able to raise
the alarm. The taxi driver was uninjured but clearly very shaken
by what happened. It was an attempted robbery and no money was
The truncheon was
said to be 18-inches long and thought to be actual police
were both said to by white males, aged 20 to 25, about 5ft 8in,
and slim builid. The first was also said to clean-shaven with
short dark hair.
information should call Bedworth Police on 01926 415000.
[29 AUG 00]
ATTACK AND ROB TAXI DRIVER