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Fake Uber Or Lyft Drivers Picking Up And Robbing People At Gunpoint: Police

By Tanveer Ali | July 29, 2017 8:46am | Updated on July 31, 2017 8:34am

CHICAGO — Police are warning people of fake ride-share drivers picking up people on the North Side then robbing them, sometimes at gunpoint.

In five separate early morning incidents in recent months, the victims have entered a vehicle before they were robbed by force or at gunpoint. 

The incidents occurred:

• 2000 block of North Halsted Street on Sunday, May 28.

• 500 block of North Dearborn Street on Sunday, June 4.

• 1100 block of North State Street on Sunday, June 4.

• 0-100 block of West Illinois Street on Saturday, June 17.

• 2100 block of North Clark Street on Friday, June 30.

• 300 block of West Erie Street on Sunday, July 16.

Police also say a June 4 robbery in the 1100 block of North State Street may be related. In that incident, the robbers accosting a woman who was walking and took her possessions by force.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 312-747-8380.