- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 2, 2017

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) - Authorities are seeking a driver who may work for a ride-hailing service following a reported Philadelphia-area abduction and robbery of a woman.

Upper Darby police said the 31-year-old woman and her 21-year-old sister said they used the Lyft app to summon a ride in Philadelphia at about 4 a.m. Wednesday. They stopped in Upper Darby after the driver said he needed water, but the younger sister said the car and her sister then disappeared.

Superintendent Michael Chitwood said older sister reported shortly before 5 a.m. Wednesday that she was driven to northwest Philadelphia and robbed of her phone and a credit/debit card.

Lyft said “we have no reason to believe” a Lyft driver was involved, since their system doesn’t indicate a ride matching the reported time, location, or vehicle description.


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