POLICE have released CCTV images of man they want to speak to after a taxi driver was punched and robbed of his takings in Padiham.
The incident happened in Hambeldon Street at 2-12 a.m. on Saturday, January 28th.
Two men travelled in a taxi from Burnley Road, in Accrington, and asked to be taken to Hapton Street, Padiham, but they were dropped off in Hambledon Street.
As they were leaving the vehicle, one of the men punched the driver and stole his takings.
Police have now released CCTV images in a bid to catch the attacker.
DC Ash Johnston, from Burnley CID, said: “I would appeal to anyone who has information about this attack to come forward and contact the police.
“CCTV images have been released of a man we would like to speak to in connection with this incident. I would appeal direct for that man to come or if anyone recognises who he is then I would urge them to get in touch.
“Understandably, the taxi driver has been left shaken following his ordeal and officers are offering him support.”
Anyone with information should call Burnley CID on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.