A taxi driver sustained a dislocated jaw and several other injuries on Wednesday, February 10, when he was attacked and robbed by a gang in Castries.
The victim is reported in the media as saying that he was robbed at about 1 a.m., a few minutes after dropping off a passenger at the Marchand Boulevard.
The taxi driver, whose name has not been disclosed, recalled that he was on his way home to Rose Hill, when the group of men blocked the road and demanded that he exit the vehicle.
The man told the media that he was unable to reverse his vehicle because the road was completely blocked with stones placed there by the group of men, who were calling him out.
According to him, when the gang realised he was not going to leave his car, they threw a brick and smashed his window. After witnessing this, the taxi driver decided to get out and began running.
But this didn’t stop the men from going after him, because two of them ran behind him.While he tried to fight them off, the other men joined in and started to beat up on him.
He was held in a headlock until he lost consciousness. Once he was awake, he realised that his vehicle was burglarized and every piece of valuable item was missing.
The man recalls running again, until he finally saw some people playing a game of domino. He told them the story and they called the ambulance and police. He was then taken to the hospital for treatment.
The matter is being investigated by the police.