Sunday, November 05, 2017

Man Robbed At Gunpoint By Fake Uber Driver In Lincoln Park; Woman, Two Juveniles Charged

Police said Nytina Raymond (inset) posed as an Uber driver to pick up a victim at a bar in Old Town.
A Wisconsin woman posing as an Uber driver picked up a man in Old Town early Saturday and then robbed him at gunpoint with the help of two juvenile males, police said. Police tracked activity on the victim’s debit card to arrest the three at a Niles shopping center about an hour later.

Police said Nytina Raymond was driving with the teens in her car when she picked up the victim at Old Town Pour House, 1419 North Wells around 12:20 a.m. While driving toward the man’s Lincoln Park home, one of the juveniles pulled out a gun and demanded the victim’s phone and wallet, according to authorities.

The 24-year-old was released after the offenders successfully withdrew money from his account at a Chase ATM in the 1500 block of North Kingsbury.

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Police responded to the victim’s home and immediately began tracking activity on his debit card. Raymond and the two juveniles were arrested with the assistance of Niles police officers at a Walmart store in the 5600 block of West Touhy around 1:55 a.m.

Raymond, 24, of Germantown is charged with one count of felony armed robbery and one count of robbery. She is due in bond court this afternoon.

The minors, ages 16 and 17, each face the same counts in juvenile court.

Chicago police issued a community alert on June 20 that warned of armed robbery offenders who posed as Lyft and Uber drivers to pick up victims at bars on the North Side.

The alert offered only a vague description of the offenders: a black female between 20-40 years of age and several black males.

Police today declined to say if Raymond and the teens are suspected of committing similar crimes.
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23 comments:

  1. That is why you don't Uber Pool. If you can't afford your own Uber stay home.

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    1. Maybe your reading comprehension is off, but I don't think it was an Uber Pool situation.

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    2. Better still - take a taxi. Not as trendy as Uber but much safer.

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    3. “Posing as an Uber driver”. Just be sure to use the app and co firm the driver and car license plate, always.

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    4. There was a time when you used a credit card, stores would ask for ID. They don't do this anymore. Stores should be held accountable for acts like using his card.

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    5. She came all the way from Wisconsin. I guess she heard that Chicago was an easy city to rob people.

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  2. Hey we've got enough criminals in our city don't need help from out of state. Minors, probably out on street already. Probation and 3 piece circle sessions.

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  3. Even if you're black out drunk, FFS, look at the license plate of the Uber/Lyft... If it doesn't match, then don't get in.

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  4. Exactly.The solo Uber ride is only a few bucks more and you get to your destination earlier.

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  5. It's time for Chicago to regulate Uber and Lyft. Most of the drivers are not from Chicago; instead they are from Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, and the Chicago suburbs. I think Chicago should make the Uber and Lyft drivers purchase a Chicago city sticker if they want to pick-up and drop off riders in Chicago. Thank you CWB for your outstanding journalism. Can you check on an Uber driver who allegedly tried to rape a rider Friday night? It was on CPD scanner.

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  6. Chicago is so crime ridden in so many different ways maybe the criminals will start fearing becoming a victim and leave town.

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  7. That's not a woman.

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  8. Well, the lady was trying to teach a trade to the teens.

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  9. The same Walmart where that mentally ill teenager stole a machete and hacked an Uber driver to death. I think it was around the same time, 1AM or so. Must be a lovely place.

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    1. I think that Walmart is being sued for lack of security. I'm sure they will settle the case, but still -- Walmart won't change its ways.

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  10. Nothing good happens at Walmart at 1:55 am.

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  11. Not using Uber Pool wouldn't have helped a bit. The passenger who was robbed didn't verify it was the right Uber driver via license plate or via name/picture in the app.

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  12. Hold on, so was she a real Uber driver or not? How else would she have known the victim's address since the driver has that info before pick up. I'm sure Uber will do their best to not even address that they openly hire criminals.

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    1. She was a fake Uber driver. A lot of Uber drivers don't put the sticker in their windshield and I don't know why. I see them driving around Lakeview all the time, I know they're Uber, but they don't have the sticker, like Lyft drivers. I don't use Uber AT ALL. No way. It's either lyft or cab.
      As for the address, she probably asked him to verify the address. Con artists have their ways.
      At that time of night, coming from a bar, he was probably drunk.

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  13. Always verify the license plate and have the driver confirm their name. If it doesn't match what's on your app, don't get in. It's not that hard.

    Not trying to lessen what happened here or blame the victim completely, but he should've known not to get in a random car. People are stupid.

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  14. That’s a dude Name jovan Raymond

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