Driver who robbed Uber passenger nabbed at Pagoh R&R

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 25 May 2017

PETALING JAYA: Police have nabbed a 22-year-old man who is believed to be the driver in the case where a pregnant Uber passenger was robbed at knifepoint.

Serdang deputy OCPD Supt Lee Wai Leong said a police team arrested the suspect after a tip-off at about 11pm on Wednesday at the Pagoh R&R in Johor.

He said that checks revealed that the suspect, from Kulim, Kedah, had a criminal record.

The man has been remanded for seven days until May 31.

He added that police also seized a black car.

Supt Lee said police had already identified the driver's accomplice in the robbery through CCTV footage, and are tracing his whereabouts.

It was reported that the passenger, Wong Mei Yan, 26, was robbed during her ride from Mid Valley to Puchong on Sunday.

Recounting her experience, Wong said she left work early because she was feeling unwell.

She said her ride arrived around 9.30pm, and she only took note of the car registration plate and did not notice the driver's low-star ranking or the man in the front passenger seat.

She said she only realised there was another passenger, whom she described as "small and thin", in the front seat when the driver started chatting with him.

Wong said it was hard to hear them because the radio was loud.

She said she did not speak to the driver until she realised that he had taken a different route despite being given directions.

Somewhere near the One Puchong Business Centre, the front passenger turned around holding a knife and told her to hand over her valuables.

After Wong was robbed, the driver kept on driving until he reached Koi Kinrara, about 5km away, where he dropped her off in the middle of the road at 10.20pm.

Wong waved down passers-by and it was sales executive Eddy Ong who came to her aid. He took her to a police station to report the robbery.



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