A ride-share driver in Illinois learned a valuable lesson when his vehicle was stolen by a customer.

Stolen Ride Share Vehicle In Illinois

The ride-share industry has become huge in Illinois. It's a great service for people who need a ride. Not everyone has or can afford their own vehicle. Maybe, they don't have a driver's license for some reason. Their car could be broken down.

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Before companies like Uber and Lyft existed, there weren't many other options to get places. Of course, you could walk or ride a bike. The distance and weather play a big part in that one. There's public transportation but it might not be offered in your area. Taxi cabs can be very costly.

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Stolen IL Ride Share Vehicle (artolympic)

There have always been thieves stealing vehicles from Illinois residents. Unfortunately, the problem hasn't gotten any better. More and more cars are being stolen throughout our state every day.

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It's not even just the really expensive nice vehicles and the glamorous neighborhoods anymore. Car thieves in Illinois will steal just about anything from anywhere as long as it runs. You've got to be super careful about where and how you leave your ride unattended. If you turn your back for just a second, it could easily be gone when you look again.

The latest incident involves a ride-share passenger. A woman in Chicago ordered a pick-up. The driver had to make a quick stop to fill the vehicle up with gas. He left the lady in the car alone for a couple of minutes to put in the fuel.


Right in the middle of the fill-up, the suspect jumps in the driver's seat and takes off. She stole the ride-share vehicle. It was a pretty dumb move because the company has all of her personal information from when she ordered the ride. This woman won't have to worry about rides for a while.

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My mom once told me that "people will steal anything that's not nailed down." Times certainly have changed since then. The thieves now have nail removers.

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