Skip the Dishes driver stabbed, robbed in north Edmonton
Published Tuesday, September 10, 2019 11:22AM MDT
Last Updated Tuesday, September 10, 2019 3:24PM MDT
Police are seeking three men who investigators believe stabbed a Skip the Dishes driver and robbed him of the food he was delivering to an Edmonton apartment.
The 50-year-old driver was attacked just after 4 a.m. on Aug. 30 in the area of 163 Avenue and 100 Street, according to police.
Investigators say three male suspects approached the man and demanded his belongings and the food he was delivering. The driver was stabbed and robbed in the ensuing struggle and the suspects fled the area in a vehicle, according to police.
Police say the driver was taken to hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
A spokesperson for Skip the Dishes says the comapny encourages its drivers to conider their safety while making deliveries.
"As independent contractors, couriers can accept or decline any offer that is matched to them in the app, complete deliveries at their own discretion, and can choose not to complete a delivery if they feel unsafe at any time," a spokesperson wrote in an email to CTV News.
Investigators are looking to speak with any witnesses or motorists who were in the area during the early hours of Aug. 30.