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Takeaway driver robbed at knife point in Shrewsbury

By Nathan Rowden | Shrewsbury | Crime | Published:

A takeaway driver has been robbed at knife point at his car while making a delivery in Shrewsbury.

Crewe Street in Shrewsbury. Picture: Google StreetView

At 1.10am on Sunday morning the driver, a man in his 30s, parked his silver Volvo as he delivered food order to an address on Crewe Street.

When the victim returned to his car he found a man searching the front of the vehicle.

The victim asked him what he was doing, at which point he was threatened with what is believed to be a blade.

A red metallic cash box containing an amount of money and a Samsung Galaxy mobile phone were taken from the victim, before the offender ran off on foot.

Det Sgt Mat Crisp of Shrewsbury CID said: "Thankfully the victim was unhurt but it was an understandably distressing ordeal for them.

"We are appealing for any witnesses to contact us and especially anyone who may have seen the offender, who is described as a white man, aged in his early 30's, 5ft 9in tall and of medium build.

"He was reported to be unshaven with a few days facial hair growth, with a pale and fairly gaunt face and speaking with a local accent.

"The man was also wearing a black hooded top with light coloured markings on the front and dark coloured bottoms.

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"I'd also like to ask anyone who may have found the red cash box to contact us as there is a chance it may have been left in the area by the offender.

"If you have any information, please call police on 101 and quote incident number 53s of October 22."

Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Nathan Rowden

By Nathan Rowden
@NathRowden_Star

Digital journalist based at the Shropshire Star's head office in Ketley. Interested in breaking news and social media.

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