Attempted taxi robbery

Barton: Did you see anything suspicious?

25 Sep 2015

Witnesses are being sought after a man attempted to rob an elderly female taxi driver in Barton.

The incident happened at 8.20pm on Sunday, September 20, after the 70-year-old victim parked up on Preston Road.

A man wearing a black hooded top and a scarf over his face banged on the open window and demanded money.

The woman managed to start the engine and drive away, but was left shaken by the incident.

The would-be robber is described as 5ft 4” tall with a local accent.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting crime reference number 2139514.