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Police: Group linked to 24 citywide robberies wanted

The group takes phones from Uber and Lyft drivers to then steal money from victims' bank accounts, police say.

News 12 Staff

Mar 2, 2023, 5:36 PM

Updated 475 days ago

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The NYPD is after a group of men who they say are behind 24 separate citywide crimes.
Police say the group would order a car from apps such as Uber or Lyft but would request the driver to change destinations once in the car.
They'd then steal the driver's phone and take off, using it to transfer money from the victims' bank accounts into their own.
The NYPD says they've done this at least two dozen times in the past eight months.
Anyone with more information is asked to call police.
Abstract: The group takes phones from Uber and Lyft drivers to then steal money from victims' bank accounts, police say.


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