SAN DIEGO – A group of men beat up and carjacked an Uber driver in San Diego’s Rolando Park neighborhood late Saturday, authorities said.
According to Officer Robert Heims, a caller told San Diego Police Department around 9:28 p.m. that an Uber driver got his car stolen on Veronica Avenue just north of Waite Drive.
Officers learned that a group of four men approached the driver and one of them pointed a gun at him, Heims said in a news release. The men demanded the car. The driver got out of the vehicle but tried to grab his phone, at which point the carjackers hit him multiple times. They got into the car and drove off.
Officials say the vehicle was a silver 2020 Toyota Camry with California license plate 8PPR205.
As of Sunday morning, police didn’t know the whereabouts of the car or the suspects. Investigators asked that residents be on the lookout for the silver Toyota Camry, which has an Uber sticker in the top left corner of the windshield. A detailed description of the carjackers was not released.
Heims said the driver was in the area to respond to a ride ordered through Uber. It wasn’t immediately clear if the app was used to lure him to the street, or if the attack was unrelated to his fare.
The matter remains under investigation by the San Diego Police Department.
FOX 5’s Matt Meyer contributed to this report.