£1,000 reward for return of engagement ring and iPhone

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A £1,000 reward is being offered for help in finding a woman’s engagement ring and iPhone which she handed over to a taxi driver as “security” for a fare.

Sheena Coyne took a black cab from Northampton to West Haddon at 4am on Sunday, December 23, after a night out, and did not have enough money to pay the full fare when she got home.

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Mrs Coyne, aged 26, offered to go inside and get the extra money, and said the driver demanded her iPhone 5 and engagement ring. She said when she returned with the money, the taxi driver left with both items.

The fare was £35, and she was £10 short.

Mrs Coyne’s husband Darren Coyne, aged 43, is offering the reward for the safe return of the items.

He said: “Women should be cautious when they are travelling alone.

“She gave him the items in good faith, and he said he had handed them back. But I made 20 calls to the phone and then it was switched off. My phone logs will back that up.”

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman said they had spoken to the taxi driver, who had given a different account of events, and investigations were ongoing.

Anyone with information can contact the police on 101, quoting reference number NP/44937/12, or calling Mr Coyne on 07525 762804.