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Man Claims Uber Driver Chased Him Down, Robbed Him On San Francisco's Embarcadero

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) - An Uber driver allegedly robbed his passenger early Saturday morning in San Francisco's South Beach neighborhood.

The 30-year-old victim said he requested an Uber ride home via the ride-booking service's app around 1 a.m. Saturday and a man driving a black town car arrived to pick him up.

The driver took the passenger to his requested drop-off location at The Embarcadero and Brannan Street, but apparently refused to let the passenger exit the car, police said.

The victim managed to open the car door and attempted to run away, but the driver allegedly chased after him on foot. When the suspect caught up to the victim, he robbed him of his cellphone and debit card, police said.

The suspect took off following the alleged robbery and has not been arrested as of Monday morning.

Police said the victim suffered a dislocated knee during the incident but was not transported to a hospital.

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