Female taxi driver robbed by two men in Bellshill

A taxi driver was robbed in her vehicle in a “terrifying” incident in North Lanarkshire.

The 34-year-old woman was in her blue taxi in Burnside Avenue, Bellshill, when two men came up to it at around 4.25pm on Sunday.

They punched and threatened her and made off with a three-figure sum of money.

Detective Sergeant Gary Crossan, of Wishaw CID, said: “This was a terrifying incident for a woman who was only going about her work.

“Our officers will do everything they can to trace the two men responsible.

“We are appealing for anyone who was in the area last night who may have information that can help us. Do you remember seeing these two men?

“You may also have dashcam footage if you were driving in Bellshill yesterday, please check back as this could hold vital information.”

The woman did not need medical treatment.

Police said the first suspect was white, of slim build and under 6ft.

He was wearing a red and blue puffer style jacket with a hood pulled tight round his face and black tracksuit bottoms.

The second man was white, of slim build, clean shaven, was shorter than the first man and was wearing a grey tracksuit with a silver logo on the breast, white trainers and a navy blue bobble hat.

Anyone with any information should contact police via 101, quoting incident number 2551 of Sunday January 13, 2019 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 11 where anonymity can be maintained.