Taxi driver robbed of car, cellphone, cash at gunpoint

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A 30-year-old taxi driver who had responded to a call to transport passengers to Middle Road, La Penitence, Georgetown, was on Friday night held at gunpoint and robbed of his car, a cell phone and $30,000 in cash.

A police report noted that the incident occurred around 21:30 hrs and involved two unidentifiable males who are still at large.

The police report noted that the taxi driver was in the vicinity of Gomal Fish and Chip Place to drop off the passengers who had hired him.  Immediately after do so, the victim was confronted by the suspects who approached him on a blue motorcycle – registration number and model unknown.

Police say the pillion rider dismounted, he pulled out a handgun from the waist of his pants and held the victim at gunpoint; he ordered him to exit the car, and the driver obliged.

The suspect then entered the car and drove away. The matter was reported to the police and an investigation was launched.

During the investigation, the car with registration #HD 1638 was found abandoned in South Ruimveldt, Georgetown. A search was conducted on the car and four 9mm spent shells were found along with the window broken.

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