Taxi driver beaten, robbed

first_imgA driver attached to the Green Ice Taxi Service was on Wednesday morning found lying in the back seat of his motor car suspected to have been beaten and robbed after he was hijacked on Tuesday evening. The car was found in Plum Park, Sophia, Greater Georgetown.The man has been identified as Gavin Brandis, 44, of Lot 1170 Pigeon Place, South Ruimveldt, Greater Georgetown.According to reports, Brandis received a telephone call to collect a passenger and left his base at Aubrey Barker Road, Ruimveldt, Georgetown.The car belonging to Brandis in Sophia after the discoveryAfter some time passed, his wife and other relatives attempted to contact him but their calls went to voice mail. On Wednesday morning, they received reports that his car was found in Plum Park, Sophia and rushed to the scene.Brandis was found in the back seat of the vehicle with several injuries to his head. His mobile phone and cash, along with jewellery were missing. He is presently a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital.The man’s wife when contacted told Guyana Times that at about 20:00h, she attempted to contact her husband but all the calls went unanswered. This, she noted, went on for the remainder of the night which threw the family into panic.According to the woman, she was in contract with the taxi service base but up to midnight, there was no word on her husband’s whereabouts. She said early Wednesday morning, the family received a call from one of the drivers at the base informing them that the car was found in Sophia and someone was lying in the back seat.Her brother-in-law, she noted, went to the scene while she made her way to the hospital. She said that her husband arrived at the hospital in an unconscious state and was immediately admitted.The woman further stated that based on reports received, her husband suffered lacerations to his head. The Police however, were called in and two resident of Sophia were up to late Wednesday evening detained.They are continuing their investigations into the incident.last_img read more