A crime alert has been pushed out by Minneapolis police after multiple rideshare drivers have been assaulted and robbed at gunpoint.
Police say since mid-August, more than 40 Uber and Lyft drives have been robbed or carjacked with 12 in just the last seven days.
Police say many of these instances have happened in north Minneapolis. While officers have arrested some suspects, the trend continues, WCCO reports.
In a statement, an Uber spokesperson said:
“These reports are concerning. Safety is a top priority for us and we are constantly working to use technology to enhance safety on the app for riders and drivers. We work closely with law enforcement to assist with investigations and are in touch with the Minneapolis Police Department.”