Cab driver hurt in jacking; police quickly catch suspect
A Belize City cab driver is lucky to have escaped grave injury during a carjacking on Tuesday night not far from the Lord Ridge Cemetery. Sometime around eight-thirty, taxi man Ernesto Robinson was driving his vehicle when he was flogged down by a man. Robinson was then held at knifepoint and injured to the neck and face. While his assailant made off with the vehicle, quick police work resulted in officers giving chase and pursuing the driver of the stolen cab along the George Price Highway. The vehicle was later discovered overturned and extensively damaged near mile fourteen. Police have since arrested the suspect and charges are expected to be brought against him. This evening, Assistant Commissioner of Police Chester Williams shared additional details.
ACP Chester Williams, Regional Commander, Eastern Division South
“Mister Robinson was driving his vehicle, a car, a taxi car on Ordonez Avenue near its intersection with Western Avenue when he was stopped by a lone person. The person entered the vehicle and attacked him with a knife. He was cut to the throat and the face. The person then took the car and managed to escape. The police quickly responded and pursued the vehicle and the vehicle overturned between miles thirteen and fourteen on the George Price Highway. Police searched the immediate area and they found the culprit and he is currently in custody. I will not say his name because we need to do an identification parade and he is in custody and hopefully between today and tomorrow he should be charged for robbery against Mr. Robinson.”
“Can you share with us the level of injury that Mr. Robinson suffered? You said he got a cut to the throat and to the face. Were these life threatening in any kind of way?”
“From the medical examination we were told that he was only admitted for observation. His injuries were not serious.”