This action-packed dashcam footage shows the dramatic moment a hero taxi driver takes on two armed robbers at a petrol station.
Courageous Karl Holden is shown pulling up on the forecourt, jumping from his cab and grappling both masked men armed with a gun and a knife as they try to leave. Karl had been passing in his taxi when he saw the two men enter with scarves about their faces.
Karl is understood to have told the petrol station owner he had ‘acted on impulse’ and had ‘felt like he needed to help’. Mr King said the thieves only got away with about £100 as that was the most cash ever kept on site. Mr King said he had now employed a company to monitor CCTV at the garage so police could be called immediately if anything similar happened in the future.
Otis Kirby, 20, of Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, has been charged with robbery and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence in connection with the robbery. Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.
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