Armed bandit posing as customer hijacks taxi

A taxi driver of Mahaica, East Coast Demerara, was on Friday robbed by an armed bandit who was posing as a customer, with the help of his two accomplices, on Mandela Avenue, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown.
Fazio Khan, 42, a taxi driver attached to the City Taxi Service on Vlissengen Road, Georgetown, was robbed of a silver/grey Toyota Allion, HD 1117, a Samsung cell phone, a radio set and his driver’s licence.
According to Police reports, the suspect went to the taxi service base at about 23:25h and requested a car to West Ruimveldt, Georgetown.
Khan took the hire and proceeded to the location as directed by the suspect and upon arriving at the location, the two other suspects approached the driver’s door, while the passenger, who by then pulled out a handgun, placed the weapon to the victim’s head and ordered him out the car.
The driver complied after which the two suspects joined the other male in the car and made good their escape east on Mandela Avenue.
Only last month, a 39-year-old taxi driver was robbed by two men who had hired him to take them to La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara (WCD).
The taxi driver, of Anna Catherina, WCD, told Police that he would usually operate his Toyota Spacio, PNN 2814, at New Road, Vreed-en-Hoop. He said that he picked up two masked men opposite the West Demerara Regional Hospital, and they asked to be taken to La Parfaite Harmonie.
When he arrived at the destination, one of the men directed him to stop near a heap of sand, and the suspect in the front seat of the car exited. The other suspect, who was in the back seat of the car, held Narine’s neck in a tight grip and aimed a gun at him.
The driver was ordered to remain quiet while the other suspect, who had exited the car, pointed another gun at him and searched him for valuables.
Narine was robbed of his Toyota Spacio car that cost just over $1.4 million, along with one gold wedding band valued at $75,000, his $86,000 Samsung Galaxy cellular phone and $10,000 in cash. He was left stranded, but raised and alarm and subsequently reported the matter to the Police. (G9)