Ghana's twin city, Sekondi-Takoradi is becoming notorious for car snatching and other robberies on taxi drivers lately. These criminals believed to be a gang who have invaded the city employ very cunning means to rob their victims of their belongings.
No arrest has been made over the past two quarters to even provide a clue about how they operate and why they are targeting taxi drivers in the city. Some drivers had suffered deadly knife wounds in wrestling them to save their cars from being taken away.
Today, just around late afternoon, another taxi driver has fallen victim. According to Takoradi-based broadcast journalist with Connect FM, Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson popularly known as PK, the victim was called by car snatchers for a trip.
But there was an evil motive, and that was to steal his taxi. They sent the driver a few distances away from their location to buy something for them so they begin the journey.
The driver who never suspected them to be bad people left his car keys in the car and engine running, hoping to make a quick return to begin his trip. The thieves jumped into his car and sped off from the location.
The driver who is yet to be identified returned shortly and saw the car driven away. He broke down into tears and collapsed out of the shock of losing the vehicle.
He was quickly rushed to the hospital by the ambulance service.
Just last month three drivers suffered the same fate. Their taxis, all registered this year were stolen by unknown assailants at Vienna beach.
The suspects managed to lace a drink they offered the drivers with some psychotic substance. The drivers got heavily drunk and dizzy, making it easy for the criminals to retrieve their cars and run away with them.
Upon gaining some consciousness, they began searching for their car. Realizing their loss, they run into shock. It took them two days at the GPHA hospital to have their system detoxed of the drug that was infused in their drinks.
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