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Uber Driver Arrested For Trying To Break Into Passenger's Homes

April 9, 2019

SAN MATEO (KCBS RADIO) — A former Uber driver is now accused of trying to break into his passengers home after dropping them off at SFO. KCBS Radio's Matt Bigler reports the driver then allegedly ransacked another home in the neighborhood.

Last Thursday, Uber driver Jackie Gordon Wilson picked up a couple at their San Mateo home and took them to the airport. Then police say he doubled back and tried to break into their residence. But an alarm went off so he allegedly ransacked a neighbor's home instead.

The victims, who did not want to be identified, told KPIX 5 "Thinking twice about taking ride-shares further after this, I mean I think everybody should. This is a big deal. I mean he used this to facilitate committing a crime."

The stolen items include precious family heirlooms... "There from my grandmother that go back all the way to the Holocaust." one of the victims said. "So if that's lost, to him, that was something for him to pawn off and to me, that was a memory of my grandmother."

The 38-year-old suspect was arrested at his home in the Sacramento area. San Mateo police spokesperson Michael Hobish say he may have been preying on ride-hailing customers for some time.

"We did find additional evidence and some properties that led us to believe that there may be additional victims out there," Hobish said.

Uber is cooperating with police. A spokesperson says they removed the driver's access to the app as soon as they were made aware of the allegations.