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Uber responds after accusations of passenger robbery

ATLANTA -- Two different people are alleging they were robbed by their Uber drivers on their way home but the company is denying at least one of those situations ever happened.

When customers order an Uber driver on their phone, they send the customer a picture of the driver and of their car. These are safety features that are supposed to protect the customer.

But two people alleging their Uber drivers attacked them in incidents that were just a few miles apart.

One of those allegations was made in a social media post that spread like wildfire across the internet Sunday.  There, thousands of people have shared the allegations which have also been sent to 11Alive by several viewers.

In the allegations, a woman claimed her brother was beaten and left for dead by his Uber driver after he was picked up in Buckhead.

An off-duty officer walked by a few hours later and rescued the man, she said.

But Uber officials told 11Alive that the trip never happened.

The driver whose photo is included in the viral post said he canceled the trip and immediately picked up someone else. There is also no police report on the specific incident – at least not with the Atlanta Police Department.

But 11Alive has uncovered another shocking police report with an eerily similar claim.

In it, a man told police he was picked up by an Uber driver just before 3 a.m. Sunday outside of BJ Roosters on Cheshire Bridge Road.

He said he was picked up by a driver in a black sedan.

The driver, a black man, and a Hispanic passenger allegedly robbed him at gunpoint, stealing his wallet, cell phone and $100 in cash.

He said the men drove him around for a while before dropping him off at the intersection of Interstate 75 and Moores Mill Road.

The victim told police that with no cell phone and no one around, he had to walk for over an hour before he could report the robbery.

Uber officials told 11Alive that they have no knowledge of this incident but are investigating.

11Alive requested comment from all of the people who made these shocking allegations but they could not be reached for comment.

Meanwhile, Uber is looking into both allegations.


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