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BBN EXCLUSIVE: Belizean taxi driver hijacked by two Guatemalans

Posted: Friday, July 7, 2017. 4:00 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: A taxi driver from Bullet Tree Village went through a horrible ordeal last week Wednesday.

According to the taxi driver, around 9 pm last week Wednesday, two Guatemalan men chartered him from San Ignacio to Bullet Tree Village. When he arrived, they told him that they would stop by the Community Center in the village. The driver stopped the vehicle and the men then proceeded to choke him and a wrestling ensued with the two men and the taxi man.

The taxi man believes that the men intended to steal the car and drive it to Guatemala.

In an exclusive interview with BBN, the driver said that while he was being choked, he tried to defend himself and that was when a vehicle approached the area and the men ran off.

Fearful for his life, he went to the Bullet Tree Police Station to report the incident. He told BBN that the police men only asked him if he recognized the assailants. He told the police that he did not recognize the Guatemalan men, so the police told him that they cannot do anything about it.

According to the driver, the police did not even visit the area where the incident happened or leave the station to search for the culprits.

The man then went home and shortly after, police from the San Ignacio Police Formation arrived at his home.

He explained to the Police what happened but he has not heard from them ever since.

This is the second time that a Belizean taxi driver has been hijacked by Guatemalans in the Cayo District.

Police in San Ignacio Town are yet to issue an official report on this incident. When BBN contacted the station today, we were informed that they were not aware of the incident.







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