The Police today said that during the month of October, 2011, there were 14 reported incidents where taxi-drivers were attacked and robbed by a man armed with a handgun who entered their vehicles on the pretext of being a passenger.
“The drivers were then held up and taken mainly to the Albouystown and Sophia areas where they were robbed of their valuables. On five of the occasions the armed man took away the victims’ motor vehicles and used them to commit armed robberies on several females”, a police statement said.
The police said they have contacted the Hire-Car Drivers’ Association and individual Taxi Services in Georgetown with a view to obtaining their assistance in the apprehension of the perpetrator and are working together.
The Guyana Police Force is appealing to the operators of all taxi services and members of the public to be cognisant of the situation and to pass any information they may have on to the police through telephone numbers 225-6411, 225-8196, 226-7065, 227-1149, 227-1270, 911 or the nearest Police Station.