Bogus Uber Leads To Robbery In Lakeview

EDITORS’ NOTE: Details of another incident that were included in this report have been removed at 8:11AM on December 8, 2018. The individual accused in that matter succeeded in having the case expunged from his/her Cook County Criminal Court record. While not required by law to remove truthful reports, CWBChicago editors do extend this courtesy to individuals who go through the legal process to get a fresh start on their record by obtaining an expungement. The remainder of the original post appears below.
A Logan Square man was robbed in Lakeview on Saturday when he got into a car that he believed was his Uber. And a Minnesota woman told police that she was groped by a stranger during an Uber Pool ride downtown. Here is what we’ve learned:

Police said that just before 2 a.m. on Saturday, a 26-year-old Logan Square man got into a dark-colored sedan in the 800 block of West Diversey believing that it was his Uber ride. Instead, there were two men inside who demanded that the victim hand over his belongings, according to police. The victim said he complied with their demands and jumped out of the moving vehicle as it approached a stop sign in the 2800 block of North Sheffield. Police said the victim was able to grab some of his property back before he jumped from the car, but the two men still managed to get away with his credit cards.

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