Stolen car still missing
- owner thinks license plates, stickers may have been changed
Last Saturday night, taxi driver Orin Bruce was relieved of his white Toyota Carina AT 192 motor car (PJJ 5288) and $9,000 in cash by two bandits armed with knives, while in the vicinity of Conversation Tree, in Georgetown.
Since then, Bruce says, there has been no sign of his lost automobile.
Speaking with Sheik Halim, the owner of the Eccles Cabs Taxi Service and Car Rental, the base out of which Bruce operates, Kaieteur News was told that just after the car was stolen, eight of the taxis from the base went out in search of the missing car.
Their effort proved futile.
Halim also said that since the theft of the car, different cars from the taxi service have searched as far as the Soesdyke/
Linden Highway and in Berbice, but have not found any sign of the missing vehicle.
According to a police release, the robbery took place at approximately 22:00 hours on Saturday night last. Bruce was stopped by the two men, who were posing as customers. After the two men entered the car, they proceeded to relieve him of the cash, and evicted him from the vehicle.
The bandits subsequently escaped.
Bruce has claimed that one of the two men may have been armed with a gun. While he did not see the gun, Bruce said, one of the bandits told the other to, “Don’t gah time wit da man, jus shoot he.”
Due to this, Bruce said, he did not attempt to fight back.
Bruce has expressed fear that the car thieves may change the number plates on the car. His car has the word ‘Glorious’ on the front and rear windshields. The right mirror of the car is broken, and there is a deep scratch on the trunk of the car. Also, on the right side of the bumper, the paint is splattered and is not smooth.
Bruce has made an appeal to the public that, should anyone see a car matching this description, they should report it to the nearest police station.
“All me documents, me ID, me licence, and all a de papers fuh de car inside,” said Bruce.