Suffolk County

Long Island Man Allegedly Takes an Uber Home From Robbing Dunkin Donuts, Cops Say

The Uber driver was not involved in the robbery, police say

What to Know

  • A Long Island man allegedly used an Uber to get home from an armed robbery at a Dunkin Donuts, police say
  • Andrew Sandson handed a cashier a note saying he had a gun before demanding cash, Suffolk County Police said
  • A customer at the store took down the getaway car's license plate; police say the Uber driver was not involved in the alleged crime

If you don't want to mess up your Uber rider rating, don't use it as the getaway car for an armed robbery.

A Brentwood man is under arrest after Suffolk County police say he robbed a local Dunkin Donuts late Sunday evening with the unwitting help of the rideshare service.

Cops say Andrew Sandson, 57, entered the Suffolk Avenue store just after 9:30 p.m. and handed over a note saying he had a gun and wanted cash.

The employee at the register complied and Sandson, who never actually showed a gun, left with the money and fled in a car. 

A customer noted the license plate, which was traced back to an Uber that Sandson took to his Grant Avenue home following the robbery.

Police said the Uber driver was not involved in the robbery. It was not immediately clear if Sandson tipped for the ride. 

Sandson is scheduled to be arraigned on third-degree robbery charges on Monday.

Attorney information was not immediately available. 

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