Officials at the Sheriff Taxi Service told iNews that a call came in for a pick-up in Prashad Nagar, Georgetown at approximately 2:20 hrs; upon arrival, the taxi driver, Hardatt Balgobin took three men into the car, who requested to go to Sophia.
On the way to the location, the men pulled a gun on him and demanded his money and cellphone, but Balgobin did not give in and instead drove to the Turkeyen Police Station with the bandits still inside the car.
When they realised what he was doing, they gun-butted him but the driver made it to the police in time, stopped the car and escaped; the bandits drove away. The driver made the report and informed the Taxi Service of what happened.
iNews understands that the Taxi Service had installed tracking devices in their cars and were able to trace the bandits heading in the direction of East Coast Demerara.
Some drivers from the taxi service and the police ranks chased the bandits, which resulted in an exchange of gunfire, officials from the Taxi Service told iNews.
However, the bandits managed to escape, leaving the car in Number 40 Berbice.