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- An Uber driver dropped a passenger at an airport and then tried to rob their home, police say. He was caught on camera by a Ring security system.
- The suspect went on to burgle another home in the area, which also had a Ring security system.
- San Mateo Police Department announced the arrest of Uber driver Jackie Gordon Wilson in connection with the burglaries on Monday. He has now been charged.
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An Uber driver was caught on camera attempting to enter a passenger’s house after he dropped them off at the airport, police say.
San Mateo Police Department, in California, announced on Monday that it had arrested Uber driver Jackie Gordon Wilson and charged him with first degree burglary and attempted first degree burglary on Friday, April 5.
Police said Wilson, 38, dropped a passenger off at the airport, and then an hour later was caught on camera by the same passenger’s Ring security system. According to officers, he was thwarted when an alarm system went off.
He then went on to burgle another home in the area, which police described as "completely ransacked" with multiple items stolen. This home also had a Ring system, and the owner uploaded footage of the suspect to the Ring platform, where other users identified him as an Uber driver.
Business Insider contacted Uber for comment.
"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 said in a statement to the San Francisco Chronicle.
The San Mateo Police Department emphasized the value of home security systems like Ring, which is owned by Amazon. "Law enforcement is solving more crimes thanks to surveillance cameras and license plate reader systems," they said.
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