The victim ran to a nearby gas station to call 911 after the robbery.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Cops: 2 women robbed in Sandy Springs after getting in car, thinking it was their Uber

Police are looking for a suspect who attacked and robbed two women who believed he was their Uber driver, Channel 2 Action News reported.

The victim called 911 last weekend and told police her Uber driver attacked her and her friend before stealing their phones, but Sandy Spring police told the man didn’t work for the ride-share company.

The caller said she and her friend were picked up in Chastain Park. When the driver dropped them off at the Cascade at Morgan Falls apartment complex, he demanded $150, according to 911 audio obtained by Channel 2. 

“He threw my friend on the ground,” the victim told 911 dispatch. “She was super drunk and (he) stole everything out of my hands and then pushed me down on the ground too.”

She said he then told them to leave or he would shoot them, the news station reported. After the driver left, the woman ran to a nearby QuickTrip gas station off Roswell Road to call 911.

No description of the suspect was available.

Uber's online safety tips advise customers to check to make sure the license plate, driver photo and driver name match what is listed in the app before getting in the car.

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