Taxi driver robbed of motor car by men posing as customers

A taxi driver was on Thursday evening held at knife and gunpoint and robbed of his motor car at East Street, Georgetown, by two persons who pretended to be passengers.
The 65-year-old victim of Fifth Street Alberttown, Georgetown, reportedly told Police that he picked up three men at around 13:30h along East Street, Georgetown, in the vicinity of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and they asked to be taken to Mercy Wings, Sophia, Greater Georgetown.
Guyana Times understands that while in the vicinity of Mercy Wings, one of the men, who was in the back passenger’s seat, whipped out a knife, placed it to the victim’s neck, and demanded that he stop the vehicle.
As the vehicle came to a halt, the bandits demanded that he hand over the keys to the car. The taxi driver reportedly tried to resist the suspect but was dealt one blow to his face with a black handgun by the suspect who was in the front passenger’s seat.
As a result, the taxi driver exited his vehicle and raised an alarm. It was then the suspects escaped with the victim’s car.
The man was allegedly robbed of one silver-grey Premio motor car bearing registration number HD 1777 and valued at $3.3 million along with one cell phone.
Investigations are ongoing.