Driver who allegedly posed as rideshare driver sought by VicPD

Driver who allegedly posed as rideshare driver sought by VicPD
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Police say this is the vehicle the driver was driving when allegedly posing as a rideshare driver.

Victoria Police are hoping to find a driver who allegedly pretended to be a rideshare driver and tried to take a woman back to his home earlier this month.

In a release, police say the woman was waiting for her rideshare driver in the early morning on Aug. 13.

A driver approached her in the 1900-block of Store Street and told her he was there to take her home. She believed he was the rideshare service and got inside the vehicle.

Once inside, the driver then said he was taking her to his home. The woman then got out of the vehicle a few blocks away.

The vehicle is believed to be a grey, four-door sedan, possibly a 2013 to 2018 Nissan Altima.

The driver is described as a dark skinned man, 20 to 40 years old with a slim build, short black hair and a trimmed beard.

Police are hoping to speak with the driver, and witnesses. Anyone who has experienced something similar is asked to contact the E-Comm Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1. You can also report anonymously with the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or submit a tip online at Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers. 

When using rideshare, VicPD recommends the following to ensure you get home safely:

  • The rideshare app should share the vehicle make, model and colour, a license plate and photograph of the driver. Make sure they match up before getting into a vehicle.
  • Look for the rideshare logo in displayed on the vehicle, usually on the front and rear windshield.
  • Share your trip details with a friend.
  • Find more tips on the Good Night Out Vancouver – Victoria page.
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