Police: Fake Uber drivers on the prowl in Chicago

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Chicago Police are warning people to watch out for fake Uber drivers in the city. 

According to an alert from the Chicago Police Department, twice in the past month, people waiting on Uber rides have been robbed.

The incidents were reported earlier this month in River North and Old Town. In both of those incidents, police say two men in a black car pull up and invite the person waiting for a lift into their car. Then, the suspects rob them of their debit cards and pin number information.

One of the suspects is described as a black male, about 6'1" to 6'3" , about 27-39 years old and weighing 170-200 lbs. The other suspect is described as a black male in his late 20s or 30s, about 5;8" and weighing 180-190 lbs. 

The vehicle reportedly involved in the incidents is described as a black, four door Chevy Impala with a tinted rear window.

Police are now warning people who use the ride-sharing service to be aware of their surroundings and to report suspicious activity immediately. 

Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to contact the Bureau of Detectives at (312) 747-8382. 

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