Teens Bash Uber Driver, Steal His Car In Charlestown

He was attacked in Dudley Road

28 January 2017

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An Uber driver has been brutally bashed by a group of teenagers at Charlestown, who then stole his car.

The 35 year old man was called to Dudley Road at about 12:30am on Sunday, when he stopped near a group of 15-20 people.

A youth climbed onto his car, jumping on his bonnet and roof, before the driver was dragged from his seat and assaulted by four or five teens.

The driver was kicked and punched before he was able to run to a nearby house. He was chased by two people who then attacked a car parked in the driveway with baseball bats.

While this took place, it is believed two people have driven off with the Uber driver's car and crashed it into roundabout barriers at the intersection of Algoona Road and Dudley Road.

A wallet and two phones were stolen from the car.

The driver suffered cuts and bruises to his arms and legs, muscle pain and soreness, however he declined medical attention at the scene.

Police have a description of two youths they want to speak with.

The first is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander in appearance, aged 17-18, with a slim build, and 175cm–180cm tall. At the time he was wearing a black long-sleeve hoodie.

The second youth is described as being of Caucasian appearance, also aged 17-18, with a solid build, 175cm–180cm tall.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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