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Uber Driver Allegedly Tries To Break Into Home After Dropping Off Passengers At Airport
California driver Jackie Wilson used his knowledge of his Uber passengers' whereabouts to attempt a robbery, police claim.
A California Uber driver is accused of burglarizing a home shortly after dropping his occupants off at the airport.
Jackie Gordon Wilson, 38, of Rancho Cordova was reportedly working as an Uber driver when he brought customers to the San Francisco International Airport on April 4. Within an hour, doorbell surveillance video allegedly showed Wilson returning to the home, an Airbnb that the customers were staying in, KGO in San Francisco reports.
"He came back to that exact house and tried to burglarize it," Officer Michael Haobsh with San Mateo police told KGO.
However, an alarm went off, allegedly scaring Wilson away. Police claim he then broke into a house a few blocks away instead.
"(He) tore apart the whole house, tossed everything. Every piece of furniture moved. He opened my safe," a resident of that home, a man named Scott, told KGO. He said his home was ransacked and that Ring survellience video caught Wilson allegedly leaving the home with bags filled with belongings over a series of several hours.
Doorbell footage of Wilson reportedly led to his identification, and information from the Uber app led them to his home.
“A round-the-clock investigation led detectives to the suspect’s home in Rancho Cordova, a suburb of Sacramento,” police wrote in a press release. “He was taken into custody and a search warrant was served at his residence.”
They also reportedly recovered some items taken from the second residence.
Wilson has been charged with burglary and attempted burglary. It’s not clear if Wilson has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf at this time.
“We removed the driver’s access to the app as soon as we were made aware of the allegations and stand ready to assist police in their investigation,” Uber told KTVU.
Wilson spent six months behind bars for robbery in 2017, WTOC reports.