Bandits hijack taxi driver’s car in DeWillem


A 30-year-old taxi driver was the victim of a carjacking executed by two armed men on Monday evening.

According to a police statement, the perpetrators posed as passengers at a taxi base located at the DeWillem Public Road, West Coast Demerara and hired the man to take them to the Cornelia Ida’s New Scheme.

On arrival at the destination, the taxi driver was robbed of his Toyota premio bearing registration number PNN 1952.

Police said the suspects, in making their escape in the motorcar, encountered a police roadblock in front of the Den Amstel Police Station and immediately changed direction. This caught the attention of the vigilant ranks who pursued; shortly after, the suspects abandoned the vehicle and fled into some nearby bushes and escaped. The lawmen then took possession of the vehicle and it is currently lodged at the Leonora Police Station.

Police noted that there is much similarity to the incident which occurred at Zeelugt, West Coast Demerara (WCD) where a 48-year-old taxi driver was also robbed of his Toyota Premio in a similar fashion.

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