Suspect stole Uber driver’s car at gunpoint before robbing another driver
SAN ANTONIO – A teenager has been arrested after he stole two cars at gunpoint in the downtown area, according to San Antonio police.
Abel Fondon, 18, was booked on Monday and faces two counts of aggravated theft after the incidents on March 12, according to records from the Bexar County Jail show.
Arrest warrant affidavits indicate that an Uber driver who was parked in the 1100 block of East Houston St. had his vehicle stolen by a man with a gun.
The Uber driver has contacted OnStar and OnStar GPS has been activated. Police said OnStar activated a tool that shuts off the car’s engine when the driver comes to a complete stop.
The car was abandoned in the 1800 block of N. Alamo Street, just one block east of Broadway. Police said the fingerprints taken on the car matched Fondon’s and the Uber driver was later able to identify him.
During the investigation, officers linked the suspect to a second carjacking that occurred 1 1/2 miles away and approximately 40 minutes later.
The victim of the second hijacking told officers she was stopped at the intersection of East Carson and Walters Avenue in Government Hill when a man at a bus stop approached him.
The man, later identified as Fondon, threatened to shoot the driver if he did not get out of the car, police said. The suspect then fled in the vehicle.
The victim of the second carjacking was also able to identify the suspect, police said.
Reservation records show that his deposit was set at $ 200,000.
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