Uber Driver Detains, Robs Passenger


SAN FRANCISCO—On Saturday, April 25, a man who requested a ride to his South Beach home using the Uber app was allegedly robbed by the driver of the black town car that he was paired with.

The victim, 30, requested a driver at approximately 1 a.m. After he was driven to his drop-off location, near the crossing of Embarcadero and Brannan Street, the victim claims his Uber driver refused to let him exit the vehicle.

Uber driver
The 30-year-old vicitm alleges that he was detained and robbed by his Uber driver.

The victim eventually opened the car door and made a run for it. He was quickly pursued by the driver, who allegedly robbed him of his cell phone and wallet. The suspect subsequently fled the scene and remains at large.

Though police reports state that the victim suffered a dislocated knee during the assault, he was not transported to the hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the identity of the driver is urged to contact the the SFPD anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the beginning of the message.