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Two of three suspects wanted for robbing UberEats driver arrested

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Posted at 2:18 PM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-14 07:11:06-05

PHOENIX — Authorities say two of the suspects wanted for robbing an UberEats driver and taking his vehicle at gunpoint have been arrested.

In a news release Wednesday, the Phoenix Police Department said 18-year-old Nehemiah Gee was identified and arrested last week. A 13-year-old girl was arrested earlier in the day Wednesday. Her name was not released due to her age.

The arrests leave police searching for the third and final suspect who seriously hurt an UberEats driver after being jumped by three people while picking up a food order at the IHOP near 24th Street and Baseline Road on February 5.

The third suspect, identified only as a male, has yet to be apprehended, police said.

The attack was one of several recently involving rideshare drivers. The week before the UberEats driver was attacked, an Uber driver had his throat slit while in Tolleson.

In January, a pregnant Lyft driver was stabbed and killed by a passenger she dropped off in Tempe.

The attacks have drawn attention to the rideshare companies' weapons policies, which prohibit drivers from carrying weapons when they are working.