Taxi driver carjacked at Diamond

A 30-year-old taxi driver was early yesterday morning relieved of his motorcar and other valuables at Diamond, East Bank Demerara by a man and woman posing at customers.

The attack was carried out about 1.30 am yesterday.

Dellon Skellekie of Lot 1424 Diamond, EBD was robbed at gunpoint of his Toyota Spacio motorcar, PVV 9742 valued $2.5M, $12,000 cash and important documents including his driver’s licence and national ID card.

Stabroek News understands that the suspects approached Skellekie at the Diamond car park where he plies his trade and requested to go to Third Avenue, Diamond Housing Scheme.

The man sat in the front passenger seat while his accomplice sat at the back. Upon reaching their destination, the man whipped out a handgun from his pants waist and gun butted Skellekie to his head, ordering him to exit the vehicle.

He complied and the gunman moved over to the driver’s seat and sped away with the car. No shot was fired during the incident. The police were summoned and checks were made in the area for the suspects and the vehicle but they came up empty-handed.

Just last Friday, a similar incident occurred at Flamboyant Street, Eccles when a couple, posing as passengers, robbed a 65-year-old taxi driver of his Toyota Corolla Fielder station wagon, HC 6999, a cell phone and a quantity of cash. There have been numerous carjackings in recent months.


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