Taxi driver shot and wounded during robbery

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Taxi driver shot and wounded during robbery

A taxi driver is listed in stable condition at hospital after he was shot during an attempted robbery while plying his trade in Caura on Saturday night.

Reports state that the driver picked up two men at Frazer Lane, Tunapuna around 8.05 pm and they asked to be taken to Caura.

However, upon reaching Caura Pool I, one of the men pulled out a gun and pointed it at the driver’s head before ordering him to get out of the car.

The driver fought back and attempted to grab the gun from the bandit, but was shot in the right leg during the scuffle.

The bandits grabbed the driver’s cellphone and ran away as the driver drove himself to hospital.

Tunapuna CID are continuing enquiries.