Woman claims she was robbed by Uber driver and accomplice

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 | MYT 11:40 AM


SERDANG: A woman's ride home was not as safe as she thought it would have been when she was mugged by her Uber driver and another passenger on Monday night.

The 26-year-old booked her ride home to Puchong Jaya from Mid Valley through Uber, and claimed that there was another man sitting in the front passenger seat when she got into the vehicle at around 9.30pm Monday.

She said when they arrived at One Puchong business centre, the passenger pointed a knife at her and forced her to hand over her valuables.

After robbing her, the suspects left the victim by the side of the road where she was found by a passer-by who drove her to the police station to lodge a report.

The passer-by also related the woman's ordeal on Facebook and said that she was terrified and in tears when he approached her.

Serdang Deputy OCPD Supt Lee Wai Leong confirmed the incident.

"We have obtained information on the suspect and driver and are tracing them," he said.

Uber said it was unable to comment on the case as it was an ongoing investigation.

"We are cooperating with the authorities in their investigation and would like to assure the public that Uber takes safety very seriously," it said.