Hero cabbie chased down and caught thugs who snatched his takings, court hears

A taxi driver has told the Old Bailey he chased and caught a teenager who had snatched his takings as he felt “violated”.

Gary Cox, above, was flagged down in Marylebone by two men who asked to be taken to Victoria on December 3. 

He told the court that one man then pounced “like a gazelle” to steal his cash bag and they tussled before the thieves fled with about £35. Mr Cox gave chase, grabbing one thief by the hood before he struggled free. 

“I must say for a fat bloke he ran really fast,” he said. 

Mr Cox later picked out a 17-year-old in an identity parade. 

The teenager, who cannot be identified, is also accused of taking a moped at knifepoint in St John’s Wood.  He denies two counts of robbery. 

The trial continues.

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