Woman reportedly robbed by man posing as rideshare driver

Police in Maryland are searching for a suspect accused of posing as a driver and robbing a woman after following her inside her home.
2:56 | 04/17/19

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best. Turn now to ride-share nightmare in Maryland. Police are searching for a Mon who posed as a driver and then robbed a woman. Reporter: Scary situation there. These apps have revolutionized the way we get around. This morning, there are concerns about criminals exploiting the vulnerability that exists every time you get into a car with someone you don't know. This morning, police are on the hunt for this man who allegedly posed as ride-share driver then followed his passenger into her home and robbed her. The woman who asked to not to be identified thought she requested the ride through a app. The car pulls up. I get into a car. He just said, you know, your address is not rental sterg which should have been alarm bell number one. Reporter: When they got to their building, the driver allegedly demanded payment. That's when she realized something was wrong. Terrifying moments as he trails her into her building. Cornering her inside the elevator. Run out of the elevator and try to open the door to my unit. I was almost able to close the door shut but he managed to push himself through the door. Reporter: According to police, the suspect stole two Rolex watches, each valued at along with the victim's purse which contained credit cards which were later used. Maryland police missing a warning to people looking to get home safely. It will tell you the vehicle number and the tag number. Reporter: This happened one day after Samantha Josephson was killed after she got into a car that she thought was her yooush. We grow up teaching our kids not to get into cars with strangers and what do we do? We get in cars with strangers. Reporter: Josephson's parents speaking out on "Gma." Urging people who use ride-sharing apps to be safe when they get into a stranger's car. You have to ask what's my name? Because it can be anyone. Reporter: That family, again, urging folks to ask, what's my name? Before you approach the car, verify the make and model and license plate number. Can't reiterate enough to take precaution. I look at the license plate number this morning when I walked into my Uber. Here in New York, there are so many cars out there. If you're looking for a black Camry, there are thousands. Everybody should be mindful. That's very true. Thank you. Thank you very much for that.

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