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Uber driver carjacked at gunpoint in Brooklyn

Posted: 1:13 PM, Dec 30, 2014
Updated: 2014-12-30 13:23:23-05

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (PIX11) — The search is on for a group of men who ordered a car using a ride-sharing app then carjacked their driver at gunpoint, police said Tuesday.

It happened about 12:45 p.m. Monday.

A driver responded to an address at 80 Schenectady Ave. in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, where he picked up three males.

The driver, identified only as a 29-year-old man, then drove the trio to downtown Brooklyn where they picked up another man.

Now carrying four men in his Lexus, the driver — who sources said was working for Uber — returned to 80 Schenectady Ave., where he first met the group.

That’s when one of the men pulled out a gun and stuck it against the driver’s head, police said.

The driver ran from the car and the group sped away in his car, described as a black 2013 Lexus with New York State license plate ES350. They also stole the driver’s cellphone.

Police said they’re looking for four black males between 18 and 22 years old who were wearing dark-colored clothes at the time of the carjacking.

Anyone with information in the case is urged to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.