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Women Posing As Rideshare Drivers Have Robbed People 9 Times In 3 Months

The most recent robbery happened Friday in the 700 block of North Wells Street.

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CHICAGO — Two women who pose as rideshare drivers and then rob customers have struck again, police said. 

The robbery marks at least the ninth time the duo has posed as rideshare drivers and gotten people to get into their cars. Once the victims were inside, the women held them up, sometimes at gunpoint and sometimes by using force, according to a Chicago Police news release.

The robberies occurred:

• Morning of June 24 in the 700 block of North Larrabee Street
• Morning of June 30 in the first block of West Hubbard Street
• Morning of July 22 in the 600 block of North Franklin Street
• Morning of Aug. 5 in the first block of West Hubbard Street
• Morning of Aug. 10 in the 400 block of North Dearborn Street
• Morning of Aug. 12 in the 2100 block of North Dayton Street
• Morning of Aug. 31 in the 2300 block of North Ashland Avenue
• Morning of Sept. 16 in the 400 block of North Wells Street
• Morning of Sept. 21 in the 700 block of North Wells Street

The robbers have been described as two black women who were 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-9, 120-150 pounds and 20-30 years old, police said.

Anyone with information about the robberies was asked to call police at 312-747-8380.

Two men have also been posing as rideshare robbers, using the scheme at least five times between mid-August and early September to rob people, police said.