Ipswich taxi driver robbed at knifepoint in Cecil Road

Robber hunted

Robber hunted

A robber who held-up an Ipswich taxi driver at knifepoint early this morning is being hunted by police.

The robbery happened at Cecil Road around 12.40am to 12.45am.

The driver, in his 40s, was at Ipswich railway station when a man who was walking from the Princes Street area got into the back of his vehicle.

The man asked to be taken to Cecil Road. However, as the driver pulled up at the location he was threatened with a knife by his fare who also demanded cash.

Several notes were handed over and the man then got out of the car.

The victim drove away and called police.

The robber is described as white, in his late teens to early 30s, of thin build, with a light brown coloured bushy beard.

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He was wearing a long-sleeved dark top and spoke with an English accent.

Anyone who may have been in either of these areas around this time who may have seen the man, or with information about who he is, should telephone Ipswich CID on 101, quoting crime number 47202/16.