Taxi driver shot, robbed by bandits in Linden


A 35-year-old taxi driver is in a stable condition at the Linden Hospital Complex nursing a gunshot injury to his thigh after he was attacked and robbed by bandits on Tuesday night.

Police Headquarters reported that the victim had just arrived home at his Phase One B Wisroc Wismar, Linden house at around 19:00hrs and parked his car in the garage.

Upon exiting the vehicle, he heard loud explosions which sounded like gunshots and was then confronted by two masked men, one of whom was armed with what appeared to be a handgun.

Both suspects forced the victim to kneel and relieved him of a gold chain and a gold ring valued at $260,000 and $100,000 in cash.

Police said one of the perpetrators punctured two of the car tyres with a knife.

According to the police, the victim, who remained on the ground, begged for his life and the suspect who was armed with the handgun shot him to his left side thigh.

Both perpetrators escaped on foot.

The victim raised an alarm and was assisted by public spirited citizens to the Linden Hospital Complex.

No arrests have been made.

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