Arrest over rideshare assault

Source: State of Victoria Police

Sunday, 2 August 2020 18:36

Two men have been arrested after a rideshare driver was allegedly assaulted in South Yarra this morning.

Investigators have been told two men were collected from an address in Victoria Parade, East Melbourne about 12.30am.

During the journey it’s alleged one of the men asked the driver to head to another address.

The driver declined and the man assaulted the driver.

The victim stopped his car at the intersection of Toorak Road and Millswyn Street and got out of the vehicle to call police.

The offender then got into the front seat and attempted to drive off.

He was unsuccessful in his attempt and both he and his friend ran from the car.

Police were quickly on scene and arrested a 29-year-old man from South Melbourne and a 28-year-old man from Yarrawonga.

Both are currently assisting police with their enquires.

Senior Constable Adam West

Media Officer

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