Taxi driver robbed of car, valuables by armed bandits

Keith Whyte, a taxi driver of Agricola Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD), is now counting his loses after he was allegedly robbed of his motor car and other valuables on Saturday evening at the Festival City Exit, Ruimveldt, Georgetown.
The incident occurred at around 21:00h as Whyte was dropping off a man who posed as a passenger. Whyte told Police that he picked up one of the suspects on Croal Street, in the vicinity of Demico House, for Festival City, South Ruimveldt, when the man told him upon their arrival at the location, to turn into Festival City and stop.
He said he complied and shortly after he was approached by a man who pointed a gun in his direction. Whyte said he was then told to exit the car, to which he complied and the suspect then searched him and relieved him of his cellular phone and $30,000.
He claimed that after the men took his belongings, he began running, which caused him to fall to the ground and receive injuries about his body. The suspects then made good their escape in the man’s car. Police have since launched an investigation.
Only on Thursday, a 26-year-old man of La Bonne Intention Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara, was robbed of his motor car, his cellular phone, and $8 million.
According to reports, Kevin Gildharie had parked his car at Mon Repos Pasture, ECD, when he was approached by a man wearing a face mask.
Gildharie said the man reportedly held on to him, and as he was trying to free himself, the assailant whipped out a handgun and struck him to his neck.
The suspect then took the man’s phone and cash, and then drove off with the silver-grey motor car. (G9)