03
Mar
2020

A side of theft with your Uber Eats?

Thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, police are powerless to pursue an Uber Eats driver who was allegedly caught red-handed stealing a phone.

Last September, a Ripponlea family had a phone stolen from a front yard table by an Uber driver who had just made a delivery to their property.

This brazen theft was caught on CCTV, which was immediately supplied to Victoria Police along with name of the Uber employee, date and time of the incident.

Despite having all this information, Victoria Police advised it was unable to pursue the offender due to Uber “stonewalling” and stating it would only provide the employees details if a warrant was issued in the US.

Andrews must immediately review Victoria Police’s powers to investigate such cases to ensure offenders are held to account because no suspected-criminal should be able to hide behind his or her employer.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Police & Community Safety, David Southwick:

“Victorians have every right to be disappointed when crooks caught red-handed are let off the hook.

“How many other crimes go unsolved because Andrews hasn’t given police the powers or resources to their job?”