People

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Crime

Uber Driver Allegedly Drove Woman to Airport, Then Went Back to Rob Her Home

Posted on

Denver Police Department/Reuters/Landov

An Uber driver was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of burglary after a passenger accused him of trying to rob her home.

Police say 51-year-old Gerald Montgomery picked up the unidentified Denver woman and drove her to the airport before returning to burglarize her home, according to KUSA.

However, the robbery attempt was thwarted by the woman’s roommate, who was home at the time. Authorities say Montgomery was unaware that the woman lived with anyone else. When he saw someone was home, he left.

He was taken into custody on Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of attempted second-degree burglary, the Denver Post reports.

“Upon learning about this incident from our valued rider, we immediately deactivated the driver’s access to the platform, pending a full investigation. We remain committed to supporting Denver law enforcement in any way we can,” an Uber spokesperson told Time.

Montgomery is due in court on Friday.

A Boston Uber driver was previously charged with rape, kidnapping and other charges for allegedly strangling and sexually assaulting a woman.

Want to keep up with the latest crime coverage? Click here to get breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases in the True Crime Newsletter.