Taxi drivers assaulted in Mindelo 27 March 2012
Two taxi drivers were the victims of robbery and assault over the weekend in Mindelo.
One taxi driver, known as Silvestre, picked up two passengers Saturday night in downtown Mindelo who asked to be taken to the Djid’Sal district. Upon arrival, the two physically assaulted the driver with bottles and robbed him of all of the fares he had earned up until that point in the day.
Also that night, taxi driver Adenildo was called to pick up a regular client in Ribeira de Craquinha. While driving through the streets of the neighborhood, however, he came across a crowd of people, one of whom ripped the rear view mirror off of his vehicle.