Taxi driver robbed of car by couple posing as passengers

A couple, posing as passengers, robbed a 65-year-old taxi driver at gunpoint of his car and other valuables on Friday evening, at Eccles, East Bank Demerara.

The robbery occurred around 10.45 pm at Flamboyant Street, Eccles, where driver Albert Hunte was hired to take them.

Hunte was robbed of his Toyota Corolla Fielder station wagon, HC 6999, a cell phone and a quantity of cash.

Sunday Stabroek was told that Hunte was at the Stabroek Market car park when he received a phone call from a private number. The caller, a woman, requested a taxi at Regent Street and Orange Walk, Bourda.

Upon arriving at the location, Hunte picked up the woman and a man and they requested to be taken to Eccles.

Once they arrived there, the male suspect, who was seated in the front passenger seat, exited the car and approached Hunte, holding him at gunpoint and demanding that he exit the vehicle.

Hunte complied and the gunman drove away with the car, with his female accomplice seated in the back seat.

A report was made to the police and checks were made for the vehicle but it had not been found up to yesterday.

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