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Uber driver carjacked in Shaker Heights

A 38-year-old Uber driver from the city of Brooklyn was carjacked in Shaker Heights on Wednesday after picking the suspect up in Cleveland.

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — An Uber driver was carjacked in Shaker Heights on Wednesday morning.

According to Shaker Heights Police, officers were dispatched to Shaker Boulevard and Lee Road at approximately 9:36 a.m. A 38-year-old female Uber driver reported that she had picked up a male passenger from the area of Eddy Road in Cleveland. The man then displayed a firearm, directed her to leave the vehicle and drove away.

The woman was uninjured as a result of the incident and the vehicle, a Kia Sorrento, was equipped with a tracking device. Shaker Heights police officers located the vehicle in the area of Saywell Avenue in Cleveland. The vehicle had been abandoned but was still operating.

An investigation remains ongoing.

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