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Cabbie robbed, tied to tree

Nasik Swami
Friday, December 14, 2012

THE police are advising taxidrivers to be cautious of whom they choose as passengers.

The advice follows an incident on Wednesday night in which three men hired a taxi from Nakasi and overpowered the 21-year-old driver. They then dumped the driver of Davuilevu Housing in the back seat and drove off in the taxi when they reached the Bhanabhai Health Centre at Makoi.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the taxidriver was found tied to a tree in Colo-i-Suva. "The three suspects drove away in the taxi and robbed the taxidriver of cash and a mobile phone," Ms Naisoro said.

She said a team was investigating the incident.

"Taxidrivers are advised that if they feel unsafe at any point in time, they should drive to their nearest community post or police station and seek assistance," Ms Naisoro said.

She said it had been noted that taxidrivers were being targeted by gangs.

"This will be a busy time for operators and this also presents criminal elements the opportunity to target drivers which is why we are advising caution," Ms Naisoro said.


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