Maxi-taxi driver, passengers robbed in Arouca
Arouca police are said to be investigating a report in which a taxi-driver and seven passengers were robbed at gunpoint on Monday night along the Priority Bus Route.
The incident reportedly took place at about 9:00 pm in the vicinity of Windy Hill Arouca.
According to police reports, the driver picked up the gunman and other passengers at the Arima Taxi Stand, before proceeding in a westerly direction along the bus route.
Upon reaching the vicinity of the traffic lights near Windy Hill, the assailant pulled out a firearm and announced a hold-up.
He then proceeded to rob the driver and his seven passengers of their cash and valuables.
The assailant then made good his escape on foot.
The police were notified and a team of officers from the Arouca Police Station responded.
However, the suspect has yet to be held.
Head of the Route 2 Maxi Taxi Association, Linus Phillip, said that it is suspected that the incident may be connected to another maxi-taxi robbery which occurred earlier this month.
More on this as it becomes available.
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