Driver robbed at knifepoint

Scarborough Police are hunting the knife men
Scarborough Police are hunting the knife men

A Scarborough taxi driver has been robbed at knifepoint by a pair of balaclava clad bandits under the cover of darkness.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after the shocking night time stick-up in Gildercliffe.

The driver, a 58-year-old man, was called to pick up a fare at around 7.20pm on Tuesday February 18.

When he arrived, two men wearing balaclavas jumped into the back of his blue Citroen Berlingo cab and threatened him with a knife before stealing his takings and running off.

The driver was left uninjured but shaken by the incident.

The men were both white and aged in their 20s. One was around 5ft 7in tall with a medium build.

The other man was around 5ft 11in tall with a slim build.

Detective Sergeant Ken Proctor, of Scarborough CID, said: “I am appealing to anyone who was in the Gildercliffe area of Scarborough at around 7.20pm on Tuesday to get in touch.

“I would particularly like to hear from anyone who saw a blue Beeline taxi or two men matching the description of the suspects.

“If you have any information about this incident or can help to identify the suspects, please contact the police or Crimestoppers.”

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact call police on 101.