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Uber driver kidnapped, carjacked overnight in Detroit

Posted: 9:29 AM, Aug 07, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-07 20:17:51Z

Detroit police are investigating after an Uber driver was kidnapped and carjacked on the city's west side early Sunday morning.

According to police, the suspect ordered an Uber around 3:54 a.m. in the area of Schoolcraft and Schaefer. The driver, a 30-year-old man in a 2008 Lincoln Navigator then picked the suspect up.

That's when police say the suspect ordered the victim to drive to a nearby Chase Bank and withdraw $2,000 from the ATM.

The victim then gave the suspect $120 in cash of his own money, and wrestled the gun away from the suspect. The suspect was able to get control of the vehicle and took off, and the victim rolled out of the vehicle uninjured.

Police are looking for a black male, 5-feet-5-inches tall, weighing 110 pounds with short hair, light complexion and clean shaven.

They are also looking for the black Navigator.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit police.

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