Phony Uber driver kidnaps woman in French Quarter

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – The NOPD is looking for four female kidnapping suspects, one of whom posed as an Uber driver.

The four women are suspected of kidnapping a fifth woman around 5:15 a.m. on November 17, according to the NOPD.

The kidnapping victim told police a white four door car believed to be a 2013-2016 Nissan Altima approached her on the corner of Conti and Dauphine Streets in the French Quarter early last Thursday morning.

The driver reportedly told the victim that she was an Uber driver. When the victim got into the car, the other woman took the victim’s cell phone, credit cards, and social security card.

They then forced her to withdraw money from ATMs. The victim asked to be let out of the car, but she was told she would only be released if she complied with the demands of the driver and other women, according to the NOPD.

Two of the four suspects were caught on surveillance video. If you have any information about this incident, the NOPD asks you to contact any Eighth District detective.


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