South East Wales

Appeal for suspects in Penarth armed taxi robbery

Police have issued a fresh appeal for two teenagers who robbed a taxi driver last weekend.

Rhys Morgan, who runs Windsor Cars, Penarth was threatened with an imitation firearm after offering to give a lift to a teenager who said he was being chased early last Sunday.

The robbers approached his car on Albert Road armed with a metal baseball bat and a replica machine gun.

They demanded money before running away with cash from the taxi.

Det Sgt Mark Bowen, of Penarth CID, appealed for more information on the robbery.

"This was an extremely serious incident and we want to speak to the two suspects as soon as possible.

"We are appealing for anyone who may recognise either of the suspects or who may have information regarding this incident to contact us as soon as possible."

Police have released e-fit images and CCTV stills of the two suspects.

Image caption Police have released e-fits of the two males involved

One robber is described as white, aged around 17, 5ft 9-5ft 10 ins tall, fat build with a chubby round face. He had short blond hair and blue eyes.

He was wearing a grey hooded top and grey track suit bottoms. He spoke with a Cardiff accent

The second suspect is described as white, aged between 14 and 17 years old. He is about 5ft 8 ins, skinny build with short dark hair and brown eyes.

He was wearing a black tracksuit with a blue diagonal band running underneath the blue band, and black track suit bottoms and a black beanie style hat with a white motif on it.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Con Kimberley Reynolds at Penarth CID on 029 20527354 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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