Witness appeal after takeaway delivery driver is robbed

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a takeaway delivery driver was threatened with a knife and robbed on Sunday.

The incident happened between 7.30pm and 7.50pm, when a takeaway delivery driver arrived at an address in Meadway, Bedford.

The occupants told him that they had not ordered food. The driver then returned to his parked vehicle where he was approached by two men described as white, wearing dark clothing and who had covered their faces with scarves.

One of the men threatened the victim with a knife and demanded the food. Fearing for his safety, the victim ran off leaving the takeaway which was taken by the offenders.

The thieves left the scene on foot, heading towards Church Lane.

PC Paul Breed, investigating, said: “This incident was particularly disturbing for the victim, who is understandably shaken as a result. I’d urge anyone who may be able to help us identify the two men responsible to come forward.

“In light of this incident, we would also urge delivery drivers to be vigilant. Please be aware of your surroundings and what’s going on around you, don’t carry large amounts of cash, and if confronted by anyone demanding cash we would advise that you comply with their demands and don’t attempt to take them on yourselves.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Breed on 101. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.