Knife pair rob driver of his van near Shrewsbury

By Lucy Todman | Shrewsbury | Crime | Published:

Two knife-wielding robbers forced a van driver to hand over his vehicle in a village near Shrewsbury.

Police were called to Cressage at about 10.30pm on Saturday.

The driver reported that his vehicle, a white Volkswagen Transporter, was driven away by two men who threatened him with what is believed to be a knife while he was standing outside the vehicle at a layby on the A458.

They also demanded his wallet which he did not hand over.

The vehicle was driven away and it was subsequently found abandoned on a country lane, just off the A458 in Cressage at about 11.15pm the same evening.

The men are described as dark skinned, of average build, aged between 20 and 30, clean shaven and wearing dark clothing.

Police are appealing for witnesses or information following the robbery. Anyone with information about the offence, or recognises the description of the men involved, should contact West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident reference 848Ss of September 8.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.

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