Uber driver allegedly involved in college students' robberies arrested

Uber driver allegedly involved in college students' robberies arrested
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SHAH ALAM - Police have arrested a 31-year-old man believed to be the Uber driver who dropped off two college students in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur shortly before they were robbed by motorcyclists.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Seri Abdul Samah Mat said the suspect was arrested at about 12.45am on Tuesday in Kajang.

He added that police were on the hunt for two more suspects, believed to be the motorcyclists who robbed and assaulted the two victims.

The students, both 24, said they had booked a trip using the ride-sharing app from Jalan Ampang to Cheras Perdana around 3.30am on Sunday.

The victims claimed that the driver grabbed one of their mobile phones when they got onto the car and changed the destination to Taman Murni Batu 9.

The students claimed that they were left by the roadside before the two men on a motorcycle pulled up.

The victims claimed that they were duped into thinking that they would be given a lift.

However, they claimed that they were instead taken in turns to a secluded spot where they were beaten with helmets and mugged.

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