Police, gunmen trade bullets following hijacking of Sheriff Taxi

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Crime scene[www.inewsguyana.com] – The bravery of a taxi driver led police to the recovery of his car in Number 40 Berbice early Saturday morning, October 31 following a high speed chase.

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.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Police, gunmen trade bullets following hijacking of Sheriff Taxi
    The headline should read ” police allowed bandit to escape in so called shoot out”
    It’s a joke since we used to beat the PPP police on the said issue of bandits escapes in shoot out with police. PNC police is the same police as PPP police and when all is said and done our police force and bandits are called “kit and kin”

  2. Well, well Mr Ramjattan, you and your high salaried ministers boasted about the number of guns surrendered during the amnesty period. Never mind most of them were shot guns used by the Amerindians for hunting and not to be used in criminality.
    Every crime reported since the end of your amnesty, involved the use of guns. In fact, the use of guns has become the norm for criminals and you have done nothing, made no comments/ statements about your plans to tackle the ever increasing crime situation facing the hard working citizens. When in opposition, you had all the answers and now you are in the hot seat labelled minister of national security, it is clear that your impotence gives the criminals the motivation to up their attacks with more frequency.
    MR RAMJATTION, I HUMBLY SUMBMIT THAT YOU RESIGN GRACEFULLY. YOU ARE NOT BEING SUPPORTED BY YOUR OTHER MINISTERIAL COLLEAGUES ON PURPOSE. SOON, THERE WILL BE A RESHUFFLE AND YOU WILL BE A CASUALTY. GO BEFORE THIS HAPPENS

  3. This is the most ridiculous story I ever heard. How the hell can the Police allow this to happen. The only reason is if they know is their colleague. If it is not, It leaves me wonder if the GPF has any Tactics to solve Crime and Catch Criminals in Guyana. Well it seems like they do not have. The officers who were all part of this operation should be sacked.

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