Several suspects were arrested early Saturday in San Diego’s College Area after they allegedly plotted to rob a victim by pretending to be Uber drivers, police said.
The San Diego Police Department (SDPD) said the robbery happened in the 5500 block of Baja Road and involved a group of four suspects – two women and two men – setting their sights on one victim.
The two women approached the victim and said they were Uber drivers, luring him to a car. Then, the two male suspects approached the area and robbed the victim, police said. The group stole the victim’s phone and cash, pushed him down and drove away.
He was not injured. No weapons were involved in the alleged robbery scheme, police confirmed.
A short time later, police said an officer spotted the four suspects loitering a few blocks away from the scene of the robbery. When the officer tried to make contact with the group, they took off in opposite directions.
The SDPD said the women – 19 and 24 years old – were arrested without incident about a block away. One of the male suspects, a 21-year-old, was taken into custody around 2:20 a.m. in the 5700 block of Dorothy Drive. They are all facing charges of robbery and conspiracy to commit a crime.
Police with San Diego State University helped SDPD officers catch the suspected robbers.
As of 6:30 a.m. Saturday, police said the fourth suspect was still outstanding. No description was given.