Uber Driver Found Stabbed In His Car After Robbery
An Uber driver was stabbed and robbed early this morning in South L.A.
LAPD officers responded to a report of a robbery around 4 a.m. on the 600 block of W. 61st Street, reported NBC Los Angeles. They found the driver in a black town car stabbed in his face and neck.
The victim told police that a man and a woman robbed and assaulted him, according to CBS Los Angeles. NBC Los Angeles reported that the two were passengers in the driver's car.
The woman was taken into custody; however, authorities are still searching for the male suspect.
The Uber driver was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries.
Update: 3:50 p.m.: LAPD Sgt. John Mumma told LA Weekly that the Uber driver picked up the man and woman because he thought they had ordered a ride from him through the ride-sharing app. However, once the driver suspected that the pair may not have been the ones who ordered a ride, he asked them for directions, and that's when they robbed and stabbed him.
However, police are still investigating the case and if the suspects requested a ride through the app.
The Uber driver is recovering from his injuries and is "doing well," the L.A. Times reported.
Uber sent the following statement to KABC: "Our heart goes out to the victim. We are working to gather more information about this incident and stand ready to work with the authorities and help them in any way that we can."