A FEMALE taxi driver was robbed at knifepoint during a terrifying incident in broad daylight.

The woman was sitting in her car when two men threatened her at 8.45am on Saturday, in The Drive, Rochford.

After threatening the victim, the pair demanded cash before fleeing the scene with what Essex Police say was a “two-figure sum of cash”.

The men quickly ran off down a nearby alleyway which leads through into St Marks Field.

Essex Police say the first man is described as being white, aged in his mid 20s to early 30s, of a slim build and he had bleached blond or fair hair which was poking out the sides of a hat.

He has been described as being a “little scruffy”, unshaven and was wearing a sports tracksuit-style jacket which was dark in colour, blue jeans and a dark baseball cap.

The second man has been described as being white, aged in his mid 30s, of a slim to an average build and he had very short fair hair and stubble which was greying.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “We received reports at around 8.45am that two men threatened a woman in her vehicle in The Drive.

“They then made demands for cash before running off with a two-figure sum.

“We would like to hear from anyone who noticed the incident or who saw the men running off.

“Please call Southend CID on 101 quoting crime reference 42/162477/19 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”