Woman attacked, robbed inside taxi


Posted at Dec 23 2011 07:44 PM | Updated as of Dec 24 2011 07:53 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A woman was robbed and beaten up by 4 men who took over the taxi cab she was riding in Thursday night.

Victim Ma. Jocelyn Bordador said the 4 unidentified suspects took over the white taxi cab (plate number TYL-409) and kicked out the driver along Temple Drive in Quezon City at around 8 p.m.

Bordador said the suspects drove the taxi northbound on EDSA and threatened to take her to Bulacan.

The suspects also threatened to rape her.

Bordador said the suspects took her credit card, ATM cards, cellphones and a laptop while driving along EDSA.

One of the suspects, who Bordador said appeared to be the leader of the group, got off at the Cubao underpass to withdraw money from her ATM account. They told the victim that they needed P20,000 in cash.

The suspects then began punching and strangling her inside the taxi. One of the suspects hit her with a pipe.

Bordador said the suspects threw her out the cab along NIA Road near the offices of the Bureau of Internal Revenue and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Quezon City.

Bordador immediately sought help from the Quezon City Police District after she was released by the suspects.

However, Bordador told abs-cbnNEWS.com that there have been no updates from police, as of posting time.

She was brought to the St. Luke’s Hospital to receive medical treatment.

“I got scratches, bruises from strangling, punching and slapping. I was confined earlier, but I am going home in an hour,” she said on Friday.

Bordador added that a friend of hers reported the incident to the Land Transportation Office and to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to locate the taxi driver.