A taxi driver was left shaken but unhurt after being robbed at knifepoint in his car after attending a bogus pick up in Bartley Green late last night.

The driver, from Elite Taxis in Northfield, was called to a pick up at an address in Corn Mill Close, off Mill Lane, at around midnight on Thursday 27th – Friday 28th October. 

The call turned out to be bogus with four young men waiting in the street for the taxi to arrive.

Two men got into the car. One grabbed the car keys and took £125 cash, a phone and a taxi data device.

West Midlands Police said that the driver was punched and threatened with a knife but the knife was not used and he escaped injury.

A police dog unit tracked the offenders into Senneleys Park but they made off from the scene.

Police enquiries are ongoing and there have been no arrests as yet.

Anyone with any information is urged to call West Midlands Police on 101 quoting log number 10 28/10. Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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