Taxi Bus Driver Robbed in Frederiksted

The driver of a taxi bus was robbed of his day’s pay Monday, the V.I. Police Department said in a news release.

According to report, the driver, whose name was not released by police, went to the Wilbur Francis Command at Mars Hill at 12:35 p.m. Monday to report the robbery.

The man told officers he had been driving his taxi bus in downtown Frederiksted when he picked up two male passengers. As he came to a stop in the vicinity of the Ludvig Harrigan housing community, one of the men requested change for a $20 bill. As the taxi operator reached into his pocket to retrieve his money, both men brandished guns and demanded that he turnover all of his cash.

One of the two suspects pointed his gun at the taxi operator’s head and both men threatened to shoot him if he didn’t give them all of the money he had.

The driver of the taxi bus gave the two men an undetermined amount of cash, his entire day’s proceeds, and the pair exited the vehicle and ran away, leaving the operator of the taxi bus unharmed.

The men were described as one having a light complexion and the other being dark-skinned.

Police urged anyone with information about the incident to call 911 or contact the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.

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