A taxi driver was thretened with a knife during a robbery in Kelvin Close yesterday.
The driver, 33, had picked up a passenger who is described as a black man with “deep sunken eyes” and a “protruding chin”, at about 8.45am in Park Town.
The passenger kept changing his mind about where to be taken until eventually arriving in Kelvin Close where he threatened the driver with a knife and forced him to hand over a brown draw string bag containing cash.
He then fled the scene towards Townsley Close.
The robber spoke with a Jamaican accent.
In a second incident at about 5.20pm on the same day, a 19-year-old victim was approached as he walked along Chaul End Road.
A man started a conversation with the victim, then when they reached Waller Avenue he reached in the victim’s pocket and took his iPhone 4s. The man then threatened the victim before turning right in to Leagrave Road as the victim turned left in to Marsh Road.
The offender is described as a white man, possibly Spanish or Eastern European, 5 ft tall, with an average build and approximately 23 years old.
He wore a white shirt with a black collar and cuffs, blue jeans covered with “fashionable rips” and black shoes.
Anyone with information relating to these crime is urged to contact Det Con Jabhar Khan at Luton Police Station, in confidence, on 01582 394436, or Bedfordshire Police on 101 or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.