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Las Vegas woman claims she was robbed by fake Uber driver

Posted at 10:54 PM, Jul 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-19 08:45:42-04

Police are investigating a woman's claims that a fake Uber driver robbed her early Friday morning.

Elizabeth Martha Suarez says she had to go to the hospital for injuries after she jumped out of a moving car.

According to the 27-year-old, this started when she ordered an Uber early Friday morning.

Suarez says she got into the car matching the description of the ride she ordered at the pick-up area at Park MGM Las Vegas.  

Not long after she says, she got a call from the real Uber driver.

Suarez says she tried to take a picture of the man behind the wheel.  After he allegedly got angry and took her purse, Suarez says she jumped out of the moving vehicle and called police.

The young woman suffered injuries from jumping out of the car as it was going 35 miles per hour.

As these claims  are under investigation, Uber is sending out important safety reminders.

Before riding, they say to make sure the driver, car, and license plate number match the information in the Uber app.

Bottom line, the first rule of safety is to make sure you get into the right car.

As of right now, police say they are only investigating this as a robbery.