The police are investigating an armed robbery and hijacking which occurred around 18:45 hrs on Monday evening, which left the car owner hospitalized with a broken jaw.
According to reports Tej Budhram called ‘Anil’ 34, of 24 Main Street, Cumberland, and a sales man at Ansa Mc Al Trading Limited, was driving his Silver-Grey Toyota ist motor car PSS 8775 which he acquired about two weeks ago. He was working his vehicle as a taxi at the time of the incident.
According to relatives, the man was in the vicinity of Palmyra Village when he noticed a man with an infant standing on the road. He stopped to render assistance but three others appeared and jumped into the car. He was told by the men that they are going up the Corentyne coast. Whilst on the journey he stopped at the Guyoil Gas station at Palmyra to fuel up. While heading further up the Corentyne coast on the dark and lonely East Coast Berbice (No19) area he was cuffed to his right side jaw.
The blow rendered him helpless and one of the bandits took command of the car. He was tied up using his own clothing and bundled into the trunk. The men continued to drive further up the Corentyne. In the vicinity of the Fyrish-Courtland area he was bundled out of the vehicle thrown in a trench; as the men drove away.
The hapless man in tears managed to make his way to the Albion Police Station where a report was made. He was then escorted to the New Amsterdam Hospital where he was admitted suffering from a broken jaw.
It was reported that he had borrowed money from the bank to purchase the car.
The police have since launched a hunt for the vehicle.
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