Taxi driver assaulted, vehicle stolen in Zeelugt New Scheme

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A 49-year-old taxi driver is left pondering his next move after his motorcar was on Monday evening stolen by armed bandits while he was in the Zeelugt New Scheme, West Demerara.

The victim has been identified as Harry Narine also known as Danny of Zeelugt.

The vehicle that was stolen

When INews contacted the man on Tuesday morning, he was unavailable to speak. However, his wife – who asked to remain anonymous- explained that the incident occurred at around 20:45hrs.

The woman said that according to her husband, two young men exited a minibus on the Zeelugt Public Road, in front of the taxi base that he is employed with.

The suspects, pretending to be customers, approached the man and hired him to transport them into the Zeelugt New Scheme.

Narine told his wife that as the men directed him to the back of the New Scheme, which was reportedly dark, where he observed two other men standing by a koker, as he passed nearby.

He explained that after reaching some distance, his two passengers revealed that they had given him incorrect directions and asked that they turn around. Narine posited that he quickly complied.

INews was told that as the man was driving past the two men he noticed earlier, the passengers ordered the driver to stop near them.

Immediately after, the two outsiders reportedly pounced on the 49-year-old man with guns, and began to beat him about his head and body. The two passengers also joined in the assault.

Together, the four men reportedly raised Narine’s body over the koker, and dropped him into the trench.

The perpetrators then fled the scene in the injured man’s silver-grey Toyota Premio car, PSS 9929, in an unknown direction.

A report was made to police and an investigation has been launched.

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