Taxis hit by armed robber

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Two taxi drivers in Stavanger were threatened at gunpoint within the space of an hour during the night. Both attempted robberies occurred while the taxis were parked and waiting for passengers.

Police are unsure whether the same man is behind both incidents.

The first target was a taxi waiting outside a gasoline station at Madla at around 5am. A man speaking English with a black and white towel over his face threatened the driver with a pistol and fled with a small amount of cash.

A second call to police came in less than an hour later, when a taxi driver reported being held up by a man who got into his car, pointed a pistol at him and also had a black and white towel covering his face. The robber ordered the driver to start driving, but the driver refused. The robber then demanded money but didn’t get any and left the car.

Police launched a search but had made no arrests by mid-afternoon.

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