Police: Man robbed by hired town car driver

SEATTLE -- A man claims the town car driver he hired to take him from Belltown to North Seattle early last Sunday robbed him once they arrived at his destination.

According to the Seattle Police Department for the incident, the victim was at a party in Pioneer Square around 2 a.m. when he walked to Belltown to get a cheaper cab ride home.

The victim flagged down a black Cadillac sedan near Fifth Avenue and Wall Street and had it take him home to the 10300 block of Midvale Avenue North.

According to the report, the victim was in the backseat counting his cash when the driver offered to help him. The driver reportedly got out, opened the backdoor and yanked the victim to the ground.

The driver grabbed the victim's wallet, removed $600 and tossed the wallet into the street next to the victim, according to the report.

The driver drove off, and the victim was unable to get the license plate number.

The victim told officers the driver appeared to be with a legitimate town car service. He said he is worried someone is posing as a town car driver and robbing people because his friend was recently robbed by a similar driver.