A route taxi driver is recovering in hospital after being attacked and stabbed on his vehicle as operators in the sector, voice alarm over the incident. Sixty three year old Sylvester Shepherd who operates on the Wanstead route was stabbed in the chest by a masked assailant who boarded the ZR vehicle near the Western Light Nazarene Church at Haynesville St. James around 9 p.m. on Wednesday of last week. While social media reports indicate it was an attempted robbery, the vehicle’s owner Andrew Alleyne tells STARCOM Network News he’s not sure of the motive because it doesn’t appear any money was taken. The stabbing victim is described as a quiet individual who is not known to get into disputes and his boss says that’s why he’s perplexed and very concerned over the incident.
The stabbing victim is described as a quiet individual who is not known to get into disputes and his boss says that’s why he’s perplexed and very concerned over the incident.
Meantime, another Public Service Vehicle owner, David Doughlin, worries about the threats to the safety of workers in the sector recalling that minibus driver Victor Walton died in hospital after being shot in the head and robbed in St. Lucy last December.
He thinks people boarding minibuses wearing identity- concealing facemasks present a serious risk.