Woodbridge: Taxi drivers urged to remain alert after cabby hurt in Seckford Street attempted robbery

Police are appealing for information. Police are appealing for information.

Monday, December 16, 2013
3:50 PM

Taxi drivers have been urged to remain alert after a cabby was hurt in an attempted robbery outside his vehicle.

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The driver, in his 30s, was returning to his taxi from a restaurant in Woodbridge, when he felt a tap on his shoulder.

Turning to look, he was confronted by a man, described as in his 20s and over 6ft tall, who punched him in the stomach and tried to steal a pouch of money from around his neck, leaving him with friction burns and muscle pain.

Police believe the area, the Market Hill end of Seckford Street, would have been fairly busy when the attack to place around 8pm on Friday, and have asked for witnesses to come forward. Other taxi drivers have also been urged to be on the look out.

The offender, who was wearing chunky sports training shoes, a black jacket and black gloves, ran off empty handed towards the town centre.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Suffolk Coastal CID by dialing 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555111.