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Uber driver reports wallet stolen downtown

A driver for ride-hailing service Uber had his wallet stolen Saturday while ferrying passengers in downtown Buffalo, police reported.

The driver told Central District officers a woman pretending to be his next customer got in his car around 7:15 p.m. in Fountain Plaza. The driver took the woman to West Tupper and Pearl streets, after which he realized his wallet was missing, police said.

Two credit cards belonging to the driver were used for $83 at a convenience store and an attempt was made to use them again at another store, according to a police report.

Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft began operating in Western New York on Thursday, after the State Legislature in April passed laws making it possible.

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