At­tempted car­jack­ers nabbed at Di­a­mond

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Two men were last night cap­tured by po­lice in the Di­a­mond Hous­ing Scheme, East Bank De­mer­ara af­ter they al­legedly tried to hi­jack car from a taxi driver.

Stabroek News gath­ered that at around 7.30 pm a taxi driver Ty­rone (only name given) of Plat­inum taxi base, picked up two men on the Di­a­mond ac­cess road. They told him they were go­ing to 6th Av­enue Di­a­mond.

Af­ter ar­riv­ing at the des­ti­na­tion, one of the men who was sit­ting in the front pas­sen­ger seat pulled out a gun and pointed it at the driver. At this point the driver jumped out of the car and ran to the back. He told the men his day’s earn­ings were in the car and they could have it. The would-be car­jacker then fired a shot and the taxi driver who is a li­censed firearm holder fired back at them.

Af­ter com­ing un­der fire, the ban­dits aborted their mis­sion and ran through a va­cant lot that is filled with weeds.

The po­lice were alerted and quickly re­sponded and a search was launched.

One res­i­dent who as­sisted in the search told this news­pa­per the men tried to es­cape through an al­ley be­hind the street where the shoot­ing oc­curred.

Af­ter spend­ing some­times search­ing the men were spot­ted be­hind a home. The woman who saw them sounded an alarm and the men were cap­tured by the po­lice. At the scene, gun­shots rang out but it is un­clear if the shots came from the po­lice or the would-be car­jack­ers.

A res­i­dent called on land own­ers to at­tend to their lands since they have been over­taken by weeds and crim­i­nals use that to their ad­van­tage.

The would-be car­jack­ers who were caught by res­i­dents and po­lice last night in the Di­a­mond Hous­ing Scheme.

The would-be car­jack­ers who were caught by res­i­dents and po­lice last night in the Di­a­mond Hous­ing Scheme.

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