Man robbed at knifepoint by fake rideshare driver, accomplice

A fake rideshare driver and her accomplice convinced a man who had just left a North Beach bar early Thursday to hop in their car, before robbing him at knifepoint.

The 39-year-old man was swindled into entering the car near the intersection of Green Street and Grant Avenue around 2 a.m., police said.

He was approached by a man who talked him into the back seat of a white four-door hybrid sedan, police said. The man got in the front passenger’s seat.

Once the car was moving the thief turned around, pointed a knife at the victim, and demanded property.

After the victim handed over his cash and cell phone, the male thief moved to the back seat and pushed the victim out of the car, which was stopped.

The woman and man then drove away with the victim’s possessions.

No detailed description of the suspects has been released by police.

Police did not name the rideshare company the victim thought he was using. Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft operate throughout San Francisco.


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