Alleged Carjacker Attacks Uber Driver, Gets Caught By iPhone App

An Uber driver has been injured while trying to fend off an alleged carjacker in Adelaide.

After dropping off a passenger in the suburb of Tranmere, the driver was allegedly assaulted by another man around 11.50pm on Sunday.

The owner of the car tried to fight off the alleged carjacker, suffering minor injuries as he held on to the car.

The 33-year-old attacker then allegedly stole the vehicle.

Using the driver's phone which was still inside the car, police tracked the car to a nearby hotel using the app 'Find my iPhone'.

The app allows people to track their phones through remote location GPS tracking.

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The man, who has no fixed address, was arrested just after 1am on Monday, and was taken to Lyell McEwin Hospital for assessment.

He is expected to be charged with aggravated robbery and illegal use of a motor vehicle, and will be refused bail to appear in court on Monday.