Uber driver targeted in armed carjacking

by: Kerry Kavanaugh Updated:


ATLANTA - Atlanta police are looking for a robbing crew that may be responsible two robberies and a carjacking along Huff Road in Northwest Atlanta.
"It just looks like it's a crime of opportunity," Lt. Roy Woody told Channel 2 Action News.
The latest targeted a driver for the company Uber, an app-based ride service. Police said early Tuesday morning, a driver dropped off passengers outside an apartment complex.
The driver told police when his passengers got out, he exited the vehicle as well. He wanted to make sure they didn't leave anything in the back seat.
When turned back around, he told police, four men approached him each pointing a gun at him.
Police say the men were all wearing dark-gray hooded sweatshirts, one of the reasons they believe the three recent crimes are related.
"Just the description of the individuals involved had four African-American males involved in at least two of those and the same description of a vehicle," Woody said.
They recovered the driver's Chevrolet Suburban, unclear on what the motive was for stealing it.