Police Make Arrests In String Of Uber Robberies
BALTIMORE COUNTY - Arrests have been made in connection to a string of carjackings and robberies in Baltimore and Baltimore County, Police said on Tuesday.
According to police, the suspects will carjack an Uber driver, then use the app to pick up customers and rob them. Police did not share any additional information about the arrests but are working with local and federal law enforcement to investigate the case.
This weekend, there were three separate incidents of Uber carjackings in Baltimore City and County.
A man told police that early Saturday morning, he called an Uber, and when the car arrived, he was held at gunpoint and taken to an ATM where the suspect demanded he withdraw cash.
The suspects later drove the victim to Druid Park and let him out of the vehicle. He walked to the 3300 block of Reisterstown road and called for help.
On Monday morning, a man ordered an Uber from the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore. He later told police that he was concerned when the driver started heading in a different direction. Later, he was forced out of the car, beaten, and his cell phone was stolen before he was set free.
According to police, around 45 mins later on Monday morning, another victim at a different location requested an Uber and was taken to a local ATM and forced to withdraw cash.
Police say they are working to reverse the fraudulent payments for the victims.
Uber has stated that they are cooperating with the investigation and urges riders to use its safety features, such as location sharing with a friend or activating an emergency button that immediately calls 911.