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Portland taxi driver threatened by gunman in robbery


A taxi driver was threatened with a pistol before being tied up and locked in a garage during an early morning robbery in a Dorset town.

The gunman threatened the driver before making off with his vehicle and takings in the Harbour View Road area in Portland at about 0130 GMT.

The taxi driver, a 46-year-old man from Portland, was not injured.

The car, a Vauxhall Insignia which had a taxi sign on the roof, was later located at Chesil Beach Holiday Park.

Det Con Ed Meanwell, of Weymouth CID, said: "The victim was preparing to park his car in the garage when the offender threatened him with what appeared to be a pistol.

"The victim was tied up and locked in the garage, while the robber stole money and the car."

Witnesses are being urged to come forward.