A taxi operator has been released from hospital after being stabbed during an armed robbery on Saturday.
Police are now investigating the incident and are appealing to witnesses to come forward.
It is reported that around 11pm, the taxi operator in question was inside his vehicle near the Tortola Pier Park when two unmasked men accosted him.
Police said one of the assailants, who was armed with a knife, pulled him out of his vehicle.
The taxi operator struggled with one assailant while the other took his wallet, which was in the taximan’s vehicle.
“During the struggle, the taxi driver received two minor stab wounds,” police said in a media release on Tuesday, April 10.
The assailants then got into a white vehicle and fled the scene, police added.
One of the assailants is said to be five feet, three inches tall. The other was around 5’9, medium built, and has a local accent. Both have been described as ‘black men’.
Persons with information are asked to contact Royal Virgin Islands Police Force’s three-digit access number, 311.