Uber driver identifies armed robber in photo lineup, police say

Robbers make off with $2,500 cash, wallet, other items


MIAMI – An Uber driver, who was robbed at gunpoint April 16 while driving around after a caller canceled, was able to pick one of his attackers out of a photo lineup, police said.

"That’s the person who robbed me," the victim said when shown the lineup photo. "He had a gun."

The driver's words led to the arrest of Michael Burcks, 21, on Sunday in connection with the robbery that happened in the 1800 block of Northwest Second Court.

Police said the driver was leaving the site of a canceled call when he was approached by three men who blocked his vehicle, an arrest report stated.

That's when one of the men pointed a gun at the victim, another told him to leave the vehicle and a third man searched through the driver's belongings, making off with a cellphone, wallet, $2,500 in cash and a wallet, police said. 

The trio then got away on foot.

On Thursday, the victim was shown a six-photo lineup and was able to identify Burcks as one of his attackers.

Burcks has been arrested on a charge of armed robbery with a firearm.