A driver from City Taxi Service is counting his losses after three gun-toting bandits escaped with his Toyota Carina after dragging him out of his vehicle at around 01.45 hrs last Wednesday.
Nazir Khan, 57, of Lot 1427 Eighteenth Avenue, Diamond Housing Scheme, said that the incident occurred a few yards from the East Ruimveldt Secondary School.
Kan said that he was sitting in his vehicle, HC1608, at the taxi service base on Vlissengen Road, Newtown, when a young man came up and asked for a lift to Mandela Avenue.
The man, whom Khan estimated to be between the ages of 21 and 25, said he heading around “the secondary school area” and entered the car. The driver said they sat in silence and when they approached the school, the “passenger” told him to turn right and stop at the first flat house on the left.
“When I stop by the flat house, thinking he coming off, two other guys come out from one of the stalls they have there. One of them put a gun to my head, open the door and they throw me out into a pool of mud,” Khan described.
The taxi driver went on to say that the two men entered the vehicle and he was forced to watch them drive away. Covered in mud, he said he made his way to the East La Penitence Police Station where he reported the matter.
Khan explained to this publication that the car belongs to his daughter, Meezan Singh.
He said that she had bought the vehicle two years ago and is still making down payments. The payments are expected to be completed in October 2015.
“I feel upset and hurt about this. At this time of the year when I’m working hard and trying to ‘catch me hand’ they come and do this,” Khan lamented.
The driver added that he had been operating as a taxi driver for 27 years and this is the first time his vehicle has been carjacked.
“This is not fair. For someone to be working hard to make ends meet and someone just come and take it away from you…this really hurts me and I would be glad if I could get it back.”
Last week, another taxi driver Fharis Mohamed, was forced to flee from his vehicle after a gun-toting carjacker attacked him.
Mohamed works with an Eleventh Avenue, Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara taxi service and said that the incident occurred a few yards from his place of employment. The driver said that he was sitting in his vehicle, PSS 9658, taking a phone call when the carjacker approached him.
It was just two weeks after he bought his Toyota Spacio and like Khan he is still making payments for the vehicle.
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