Taxi driver robbed by ‘passengers’, manages to capture 16-Y-0 suspect

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A 25-year-old taxi driver who works in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) was robbed by three ‘passengers’ who are believed to be of Spanish descent on Tuesday night.

According to a police report, the driver picked up the three men at the Stanleytown junction on the West Bank of Demerara (WBD) and was told to take them to Sisters Village, WBD.

In the vicinity of the Wales police station, it was reported that the driver realised something was amiss. Soon after, he heard what sounded like the crank of a gun.

Police headquarters reported that the three men held the driver at knifepoint and told him to drive to Duncan Street in Sisters village.  When they all arrived at the destination, the three men robbed the taxi driver of $27,000 cash and a wristwatch valued at $5,500.

They then escaped on foot. The driver, however, chased after them and managed to apprehend one of the suspects: a 16-year-old boy from Bell West Canal #2, WBD.

A search was carried out on the boy and $8,360 cash was found. The driver then took the boy to the police station, where he was placed into police custody and the cash was lodged.

Checks were made for the other suspects but they were not found.

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