Boston Police report arresting three of the four teens they say tried to hold up an Uber driver shortly before 8 p.m. on Blue Hill Avenue, just north of Morton Street.
Police say the driver that as the driver and his four passengers approached Woodrow Avenue, the one in the front with him "started to feel the victim’s pockets asking him for money." Only he didn't have any, and told the four Uber drivers carry no cash. Undeterred, one of the four demanded he head for an ATM and get them some cash, police say.
The driver continued driving when he observed a marked Boston Police cruiser. As the driver approached the cruiser, the passengers started yelling at the Uber driver demanding him to turn off Blue Hill Avenue away from the police. The victim ignored his passengers demands and stopped to report the incident to the police. All four passengers exited the Uber and fled on foot in different directions. Several units from District B-3 responded and located three out of the four passengers.
The three, too young to have their names released, were all charged with being delinquent for attempted unarmed robbery, police say.