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Uber driver carjacked on Cleveland's east side

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Posted at 3:09 PM, Dec 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-30 15:15:19-05

A 75-year-old Uber driver was robbed of his car, cell phone and wallet on Cleveland's east side early Wednesday morning.

The driver was dispatched to Gas USA at E. 123rd Street and St. Clair Avenue by an Uber rider at around 2:30 a.m. When he arrived, the man who ordered the car got in and directed the driver just three buildings down on E. 123rd Street, where a woman got into the car and asked the driver if he "wanted to have a good time."

The driver refused, and the male passenger took his keys and went through his pockets, taking his wallet and cell phone.

The man then took the car, driving north on E. 123rd Street. 

The driver walked back to Gas USA, where he called 911.

The car is a 2013 black Honda hatchback with license plate FZC 7127. A specific description of the suspect was not provided by police. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the car or this incident is asked to contact Fifth District investigators at 216-623-5518.