Uber driver arrested over robbery of two teens

An Uber driver has been arrested for allegedly driving two teens before leaving them at a location where they were subsequently robbed. — Reuters pic
An Uber driver has been arrested for allegedly driving two teens before leaving them at a location where they were subsequently robbed. — Reuters pic

KUALA LUMPUR, June 7 — Police have detained an Uber driver who allegedly drove two teens before leaving them at a location where they were subsequently robbed.

According to The Star Online news portal, the man was arrested around 12.45am in Kajang yesterday.

The two teens previously alleged that the driver had forcibly amended their destination after they boarded his car on Sunday.

He then left them by the road halfway through their journey, where they said they were then approached by two men on a motorcycle who assaulted and robbed them.

Selangor police chief Datuk Seri Abdul Samah Mat confirmed the arrest.

This is the second alleged robbery involving the ride-hailing firm, after a pregnant woman reported being robbed at knifepoint by her driver and an accomplice last month. She later miscarried.

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