Alexandria man sentenced to eight years after bungled scooter robbery

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An Alexandria man was sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing the scooter and phone of an Uber Eats driver in D.C., ABC7 reported.

The man and an accomplice approached a delivery driver outside of a Pizza Hut in Northeast D.C. last July. He and a few others surrounded the driver as he was putting his phone into the handlebars of his motorized scooter, then said that he had a gun.

The man took the driver’s phone and keys to the scooter, but tried and failed multiple times to start the scooter until he ended up dragging it away. ABC7 reported that the driver was able to flag down a police officer who, after a short pursuit, took the man into custody.

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