Taxi driver escapes unhurt after carjacking at McDoom
A carjack victim cheated death after a thief sped off with his motorcar, at Middle Street, McDoom, East Bank Demerara (EBD) on Friday. This happened around 20:00hrs. Henesha Veersammy, a taxi driver attached to the King of Diamond Taxi Service, in Diamond, East Bank Demerara, is now counting his lucky stars after he escaped unhurt following the ordeal that lasted about five minutes. Veersammy, 21, of Section A, First Street, Diamond, said that an individual came to the taxi service base requesting a car to go to McDoom. The young driver said that the man clad in an orange jersey, then jumped into the front passenger seat of his silver Toyota Premio and they proceeded to his destination. He recalled that during the 20-minute ride he had no interaction with his passenger. He disclosed that the man requested that he stop the car at Middle Street, McDoom and he complied. Veersammy explained that when the car stopped he noticed another man standing at the corner dressed in a white T Shirt. He recalled that his passenger hurriedly exited his vehicle without paying him and the other individual standing at the corner handed him a gun. He said that the gunman placed the gun to his head and demanded that he exit the vehicle. His accomplice then jumped into the car and sped off. Veersammy, who still appeared traumatized, said that the gunman took him to a trench in the usually dark and lonely area and ordered him to lie “face down”, while gun butting him to the head. “He then ordered me to walk over the trench and don’t look back,” He said that he was frightened and prayed continuously for the gunman to not shoot him. Fearful for his life, the young man walked over the trench and ended up in a dark bushy area. When he turned around the gunman had already fled the scene. With his pants soaking wet and muddy, Veersammy added that he walked over to Shell Gas Station, a corner away from Middle Street, and sought refuge. He said that he saw a man with a motorcycle and told him of the incident. The man who was very kind hearted took him to the Ruimveldt Police Station, where the incident was reported. The suspects are still at large as the police continue their investigations. Veersammy said that this was the first time something of this nature had happened to him and that he has no intentions of returning to the profession. Veersammy is pleading with the general public to contact him on telephone # 613-2675 or the nearest police station if they spot the car bearing number plate PPP 5064 in their environs, since he is still paying installments on the vehicle.