WANTED: Trio of men who stole from 33 Uber, Lyft drivers in 3 boroughs

David Caplan
June 11, 2019 - 7:30 pm

NYPD

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The NYPD is on the hunt for a trio of young men behind a "citywide robbery/grand larceny pattern," in which they conned a whopping 33 Uber and Lyft drivers out of thousands of dollars. 

Over a period of two months, the three men "requested taxis through different rideshare services 33 times in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn," the NYPD said in a press release. "Upon gaining entry into the taxis, the unidentified individuals proceeded to state to the taxi drivers that they wished to change destinations but that their phones were not working."

"The unidentified individuals then requested to use the taxi drivers' phones in order to input the new destinations," the releases continues. "While in possession of the drivers' phones, the unidentified individuals accessed the drivers' accounts and conducted unauthorized funds transfers out of the drivers' accounts to unknown accounts.

In many of the incidents, the men took a driver's cell phone after threatening him or her with violence. 

The men, who were caught on surveillance camera, are described as follows by police: 

Individual # 1:  male, Black, approximately 16-25 years of age; last seen wearing a black baseball hat, a multicolored hooded sweatshirt, and light blue jeans.

Individual # 2:  male, Black, approximately 16-25 years of age; last seen wearing a backwards black baseball hat and a black hooded sweatshirt.

Individual # 3:  male, Black, approximately 16-25 years of age; last seen wearing a black du-rag, black sweatshirt, and headphones.