PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Another Valley Uber driver was attacked Tuesday night in Phoenix.
Phoenix police say the Uber Eats driver was pistol-whipped and carjacked in the IHOP parking lot near 24th Street and Baseline Road. He was confronted by two men and a woman at gunpoint after picking up food to deliver from the restaurant.
"As I walked to my car, they approached me, trying to get the keys from me. They wanted my wallet. I wouldn't give it to them. They wrestled for my keys," the unidentified driver said.
He was then hit with a gun.
"They jumped in the car and took off," he said.
The victim was treated on scene but was later driven to the hospital by a friend or relative. He is expected to be OK.
Police are searching for the victim's silver Chevrolet Impala with dark rims.
"What this driver has gone through is disturbing. We look forward to working with police and are thankful the driver is doing okay (sic)," reads a statemen from Uber. "There's nothing more important than the safety of the drivers and riders we serve. Uber has a number of safety features in place for drivers, including an emergency button, trip sharing feature, and 911 integration technology in 40+ cities across the US, including Phoenix. We will continue to put safety at the heart of our business and expect to roll out more features this year."
Uber driver's throat slit
On Jan. 30, less than a week ago, police said another Uber driver was attacked in Tolleson. According to police, the driver had picked up the suspect at a restaurant in Goodyear.
When the car came to a stop, the victim tells police "he felt something run along his neck or throat area," according to the police report. "The victim then felt as if a warm liquid was running down his neck and realized his throat had just been slit."
The suspect, Francisco J. Diaz, was arrested.
PD: Man stabs, kills pregnant Lyft driver
And a few days before that, a 39-year-old pregnant Lyft driver was stabbed to death allegedly by her passenger.
Kristina Howato was in the third trimester of her pregnancy and was driving for Lyft when she received a pickup request in the area southwest of Rio Salado Parkway and McClintock Drive, Sgt. Ron Elcock of the Tempe Police Department said.
That’s where she picked up Fabian Durazo, 20, whom police identified as the suspect.
Police said Durazo attacked her with a knife when the victim pulled up to the apartment complex near University and McClintock drives. She was still in her vehicle.
He continued to attack after she got out of the vehicle, Elcock said. Durazo then left the scene in her 2005 silver Mercury SUV.
Witnesses reported seeing that SUV leave the scene.
Howato was taken to the hospital where she and her unborn baby were pronounced dead.
Durazo was tracked down near Quartzsite and arrested.
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