Three men were arrested after Sandy Springs police say one posed as an Uber driver and they robbed three men at gunpoint.
Christopher Hunter, Shmar Burdick and Lioudmila Mazourenko face robbery and false imprisonment charges after they allegedly picked up three men at the Stagecoach Bar in Buckhead and robbed them, according to a police report. The incident happened about 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 9.
The victims requested an Uber ride to take them to their home in Midtown, but they wound up in Sandy Springs, police said.
According to the police report, Hunter pulled up to the bar with Mazourenko already seated in the front seat. The victims were told the ride was part of Uber pool, which allows riders to request to ride with at least one other person.
“Hunter told (one of the victims) he would have to get into the backseat because he had a friend (Burdick) he was taking home as well,” Officer M.P. Burson wrote in his report.
The victims immediately suspected Hunter wasn’t an official Uber employee, but they were attacked by him and Burdick before they could call 911, according to the report.
“They were ordered to take all the things out of their pockets at which point, at gunpoint, they were robbed,” Sandy Springs police spokesman Mike Lindstrom told Channel 2 Action News.
One of the victims managed to dial 911 during the scuffle, police said. Mazourenko did not engage in the attack, police said.
The victims were left outside an apartment complex. One of the victims also gave police the tag number of the car Hunter was allegedly driving.
The three suspects were later arrested and detained at a Kroger parking lot by Roswell police.
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