Taxi driver robbed in Scarborough - man arrested on suspicion of robbery and possessing an imitation firearm

A man has been arrested after a taxi driver was robbed in Scarborough.

Monday, 29th June 2020, 12:30 pm

The driver from Bee-Line Radio Cars was in the Barrowcliff area at around 5.40am yesterday when he was threatened by two men who stole his wallet.

Police were called and, while searching the area, noticed a man "in suspicious circumstances" nearby.

He was arrested at 6.20am yesterday on suspicion of robbery and possessing an imitation firearm

He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Martin Mander from Bee-Line Radio Cars said the driver was shaken but not hurt.

"I've been doing this for 12 years and this kind of thing has only happened three or four times.

"This is the first time it's happened in a long time."

Anyone with information that might help with the police's investigation should call 101.

Information can also be passed on anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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