By Loyola Student Dispatch Staff
Chicago police are warning residents about thieves who have been posing as Uber drivers to rob people on the North Side.
Here is the story from CBS New Chicago:
Chicago police were warning Uber users about robbers who have been posing as drivers to commit robberies on the North Side.
Police said there have been two similar robberies this month – one on Sept. 13 in Old Town, and another on Sept. 19 in River North.
In both instances, the victims had used the Uber app to order a ride, and two men posing as Uber drivers approached them while they were waiting for their ride, and invited them into their vehicle. Police said the robbers proceeded to intimidate the victims, and stole their debit cards and PINs.
Police said the suspects were driving a black Chevy Impala sedan, with a tinted rear window.
Uber suggested anyone who orders a ride through their service should make sure the license plate of the vehicle that picks them up matches the number provided by the Uber app.
Customers also should confirm the driver’s name and picture match the person picking them up, and never accept a ride from a car with more than one person inside, which is a violation of Uber policy.
Uber users should send a car away if anything seems wrong, and contact customer service immediately.