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Police appeal for witnesses after taxi driver threatened with bread knife and robbed near Sittingbourne

By KentOnline reporter

Police are appealing for witnesses after a taxi driver was threatened with a bread knife and robbed near Sittingbourne.

It is reported to have happened between 10.30pm and 10.40pm on Wednesday in The Meads Avenue, Quinton.

A man booked a taxi and requested to be collected from The Meads Avenue and taken to Newington.

Police are appealing for witnesses
Police are appealing for witnesses

The taxi driver had just started driving when the man asked him to stop. The suspect then took out a bread knife and threatened the driver before demanding he handed over cash.

The driver gave him an unknown amount of money before the suspect left the vehicle and walked away.

The suspect has been described as white, stocky, around 5ft 10ins and wearing a grey jumper, dark grey jogging bottoms and a black scarf, which was covering most of his face.

He was also wearing a pair of gloves and the hood to his jumper was pulled up.

Anyone with information should call police on 01795 419119, quoting the crime reference XY/058339/18.

To remain anonymous, call Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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