Taxi Drivers Robbed By Suspect With Firearm

April 10, 2017 | 10 Comments

Over the weekend, there were two robberies and an attempted robbery involving taxi drivers in St. George’s, with two of the incidents involving the suspect “brandishing a firearm,” while two of the incidents resulting in the taxi drivers sustaining lacerations.

Armed Robbery In Mid Ocean Drive, St. George’s Area, Driver Injured

A police spokesperson said, “A reported robbery occurred around 11:15pm Friday, April 7th in the Mid Ocean Drive, St. George’s area where it appears that a stationary taxi at the Mid Ocean dock was approached by two unknown men demanding money – one reportedly brandishing a firearm.

“Apparently the suspects took a quantity of cash and the male taxi driver sustained a laceration to the head, which was not considered life threatening.

Attempted Armed Robbery In Cut Road, St. George’s Area, Driver Unharmed

“A reported attempted robbery apparently occurred late Friday night [April 7th] in the Cut Road, St. George’s area where it appears that a stationary taxi at the bus turnaround was approached by two unknown men – one reportedly brandishing a firearm.

“The male taxi driver managed to drive off without further incident and was unharmed.

Robbery In Cashew City Road, St. George’s Area, Driver Injured

“A second reported robbery occurred around 9:50pm Sunday, April 9th in the Cashew City Road, St. George’s [St. David's] area where it appears that a stationary taxi was approached by two unknown men demanding money.

“Apparently the suspects took a personal item from the vehicle and the male taxi driver sustained a laceration to his shoulder, which was not considered life threatening.

Suspects Described As Two Men, Dark Coloured Clothing & Motorcycle

“In all three incidents the suspects were described as two men wearing dark coloured clothing that may have been travelling on a dark coloured motorcycle.

“Inquiries continue and witnesses or anyone with relevant information should contact the Criminal Investigation Department on 247-1744 or the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477.”

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  1. fedup says:

    these damn punks! i hope the catch the culprits

  2. MAKE MY DAY says:

    Do you feel lucky punks ?

  3. Whimsical says:

    Wonder if its the SAME two that broke into the buses?…Same area …so anything is possible…..SMH…..

  4. Ms. G says:

    What a shame!

    • Humphrey says:

      Damm shame men work all day n these wants to take his hard earned cash that he has to feed his family

  5. Jus' Wonderin' says:

    What the taxi doin down the dock at 11:15pm…..hmmm

  6. Innocent n friendly says:

    OK. So we taxi drivers must not only carry equipment to protect us. But we gotta protect our innocent passengers too. I will not allow myself or my passengers to become hurt. I got kids to support. You guys are gonna mess with the wrong taxi. Watch.

  7. Risk Mitigation says:

    No excuses for bad actions, but it’s time for taxi drivers to smarten up and accept credit card payments as routine.

    Accepting credit means they carry much less cash, so that they become less of a target of these thugs!

    I heard the new Taxi Dispatch company – Premier – includes credit processing in their ordinary monthly fee? Butterfield Bank also offers mobile credit processing too.

    Why don’t taxi drivers tax advantage of these options to increase their safety?

    Smiths

  8. mm says:

    No cash transactions on the bus or taxis, it will be awhile in the making, are we suggesting the same for all stores, restaurants, bars, gas stations …will the experts speak to this.

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