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.