Uber-related robbery over the weekend was actually solicitation for sexual favors

NOPD: Robbers pose as Uber drivers

NEW ORLEANS -- Over the weekend, a 22-year-old man reported to the New Orleans Police Department that he was robbed at gunpoint by two women who were posing as Uber drivers. 

Come to find out, this was not the way it started. 

During further interviews, the 22-year-old man told police he arranged to 'have a good time' with the two women in exchange for money, according to NOPD public information officer Dawne Massey.

The man also told police that he and the two women made plans to go to an ATM so the man could withdrawal additional funds, Massey said. 

While the investigation is ongoing, Massey said it was clearly determined that the two women were not Uber drivers and were attempting to solicit sexual favors for money.

Initially, the man told NOPD that the two women picked him up on Bourbon Street early Saturday morning after telling him they were drivers for Uber. The man told police the women drove him to the corner of Bordeaux and Carondelet streets where one of them pulled out a gun and took his debit card, cash and cell phone. 

It is unclear when or if the armed robbery occurred. 

Here are some Uber safety tips: http://nopdnews.com/post/october-2016/nopd-partners-with-uber-to-encourage-new-orleans-r/

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