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Three masked thieves accosted a T&TEC linesman and robbed him of his cellphone as he waited for a taxi to get home after a hard day of work.

Police said Xavier Lake, 31, of Siparia was standing at the Junction of Mowl Village, Fyzabad when a gold-coloured Nissan Almera pulled up.

A man carrying a knife jumped out and accosted Lake, pointing the knife to his throat. He ordered Lake to hand over his Samsung S8 cellphone valued $3,200. The thieves then escaped in the car.

Lake went to the Fyzabad police station and made a report.

Officers led by Actg Sgt Smith, PC Jagoo and Maharaj issued an All Points Bulletin for the getaway vehicle but did not find it.

PC Maharaj is continuing investigations.