Taxi driver shot at in failed robbery attempt


A 42-year-old taxi driver managed to avert a possible attempted robbery on Sunday night after two men pounced on him while he was in the vicinity of Freeman Street, East La Penitence, Georgetown, picking up passengers.

The victim has been identified as Kurt Grant of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown.

Based on information received, the incident occurred at about 23:45hrs.

According to Grant, he would usually ply his trade with his private motorcar, PVV3376, in the evenings.

Last night, he reportedly received a call from a customer known to him as “Redman.” The client allegedly requested that the taxi driver make a pick up at a location on Freeman Street.

Grant said that after making the stop and picking up the passengers, he observed two men, dressed in dark clothes approaching his vehicle from the rear.

He said that one of the men attempted to open the back passenger side door, but found that he (Grant) had already locked it.

The other suspect then reportedly discharged a round in the air, resulting in the taxi driver panicking and driving into a road with a dead end.

As he was reversing, however, to get back on the road, the armed male reportedly fired another shot at the left rear window which exited the right side door.

Grant, and the passengers in the vehicle reportedly managed to escape unharmed.

Investigations are ongoing.


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