Uber driver carjacked in Otay Mesa

SAN DIEGO – Police are searching for a man who allegedly carjacked an Uber driver in front of a Pilot Travel Center in Otay Mesa Tuesday morning.

A 26-year-old Uber driver was taking a nap in his 2016 silver Toyota Corolla when he woke up around 6:30 a.m. to a man breaking the car window, police said.  The suspect used a flashlight to attack the driver.

“The victim retreated and the suspect jumped into the Toyota and drove away,” according to San Diego Police Department Officer Dino Delimitros.

Police found the stolen car at Airway Drive and Avenida de la Fuente two hours later, but the suspect was not found.

The suspect is described as Hispanic man with short hair and in his mid-30s to 40s. He’s around 5-feet, 10-inches tall, weighing 160 pounds and was wearing a black sweatshirt and blue jeans.Anyone with information is asked to call

Anyone with information is asked to call police.