Woman left distressed following robbery inside taxi in Liverpool

Detectives are appealing for information following a robbery inside a taxi in Liverpool City Centre.

They have issued a CCTV image of a man who may have information that could assist their enquiries.

At around 4.45am on Sunday, 31 March, Merseyside Police received a report that a man forced his way into a taxi on Seel Street in which a woman and her friend were in the rear of the vehicle.

The man attacked the woman and stole her handbag before he was removed from the taxi by a doorman and fled the scene.

The woman was thankfully unharmed but was left very distressed after the incident.

Since the attack detectives have conducted CCTV and witness enquiries to identify the suspect, and have now issued an image of the man they believe could assist with their investigation.

Detective Inspector Steve Street said, “Our officers are continuing to investigate this violent and frightening attack which left a woman fearing for her safety after the incident.

“Thankfully another man and door staff bravely intervened and helped the woman after the attack. We are appealing to anyone who helped the victim or recognises this man pictured to come forward and contact us as soon as possible.

“Everyone should be able go out and feel safe in our city without the fear of being attacked and we are determined to find whoever is responsible and bring them to justice.

“We think this man may have vital information to help our enquiries so if you know him please come forward as soon as possible.

“Similarly, If you work in the area where this happened and have any CCTV or dashcam footage from the early morning of Sunday 31 March that captured this incident please contact us so we can continue to investigate.”

If you have any information, please contact Merseyside Police directly via @MerPolCC on Twitter, ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook with reference 24000299910.

Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report online at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously

Image: Merseyside Police

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