Three rideshare drivers in Detroit were recently targeted by a group of assailants who choked and carjacked them while on the job. The first attack occurred on February 4th, when a 30-year-old woman was choked and robbed of her 2018 Ford Focus. The second carjacking took place on February 12th, when a 40-year-old Uber driver was strangled and robbed of his 2021 Toyota Venza at gunpoint. The third attack occurred on February 13th, when a 58-year-old man was also choked but managed to fight off the suspects.
The Detroit Police are investigating the attacks and have labeled them as a “spree.” They are currently seeking a person of interest in the strangling and carjacking of at least three rideshare drivers in February.
The drivers who were attacked are traumatized by the incidents, with one of them stating that he felt like he was going to die. Rideshare drivers in Detroit are facing a high level of risk as carjacking incidents increase in the city. The Detroit Police have been responding to an increasing number of carjacking incidents, particularly those targeting rideshare drivers, and have taken measures to address the problem.