BESUT, 24 June 2017:

An Uber (ride-sharing mobile application) driver sustained injuries after he was slashed with a machete and had his Kia Forte car stolen by three men while resting at a petrol station in Seberang Jerteh here yesterday.

Besut district police chief Supt Mohd Zamri Mohd Rowi said the 29-year-old victim, Ahmad Taufik Che Daud from Bachok, Kelantan was on his way from Kuala Lumpur to his hometown in Bachok during the 3.15am incident.

“He was resting alone at the petrol station when three men on a yellow Perodua Myvi approached him. One of the suspects had come straight to the victim and slashed his hand using the machete.

“The suspects then fled the scene and drove away with the victim’s car. The victim was left alone there before members of the public assisted and took him to the Besut Hospital for treatment.”

Mohd Zamri said the victim – who sustained injuries on his forehead, at the back of his head, right thumb and right arm – had lodged a report at the Jerteh police station after receiving treatment.

The case was being investigated under Section 394 of the Penal Code and the police were intensifying the search for the suspects, he added.

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