Police are investigating a series of robberies that occurred over the weekend, where taxi drivers were held up for cash.

The first incident reported occurred  around 11:15pm Friday, April 7th in the Mid Ocean Drive, St. George’s area. A police spokesman said a taxi driver parked at the Mid Ocean dock was approached by two unknown men demanding money – one reportedly brandishing a firearm. The suspects took a quantity of cash and the male taxi driver sustained a laceration to the head, which was not considered life threatening.

Later that same night another attempted robbery occurred late Friday night (April 7th) in the Cut Road, St George’s area, where it appears that a stationary taxi at the bus turnaround was approached by two unknown men – one reportedly brandishing a firearm. The male taxi driver managed to drive off without further incident and was unharmed.

The third reported robbery occurred around 9:50pm Sunday, April 9th in the Cashew City Road, in St David’s, where it appears that a stationary taxi was approached by two unknown men demanding money.

A spokesman said: “Apparently the suspects took a personal item from the vehicle and the male taxi driver sustained a laceration to his shoulder, which was not considered life threatening.

“In all three incidents the suspects were described as two men wearing dark coloured clothing that may have been travelling on a dark coloured motorcycle.”

Inquiries continue and witnesses or anyone with relevant information should contact the Criminal Investigation Department on 247-1744 or the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477.

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