A Chesterfield County man has been charged with Sunday’s abduction and robbery of an Uber driver, who was forced at gunpoint into the trunk of her car after picking up the man at the Midlothian Walmart.
Kefha S. Nyaanga, 21, of the 9300 block of Alcove Green Road, was already being held at the Chesterfield Jail on credit card theft and fraud charges from a Monday arrest when he was arrested on the new charges Thursday, police said. He was served with warrants charging him with abduction, carjacking, felonious use of a firearm, credit card theft and credit card fraud in the Uber robbery on Sunday, police said.
Police said the female driver, who wasn’t identified, picked up a man about 7:45 p.m. in the parking lot of the Walmart at 900 Walmart Way, off Midlothian Turnpike. During the trip, the man asked the driver to stop at the Union Bank branch at 13700 Midlothian Turnpike. After they arrived, the man displayed a gun and forced the driver into the trunk of her 2012 Hyundai Accent hatchback, police said.
The man drove the vehicle away from the bank with the driver still in the trunk. While he drove, he demanded money from the victim and stopped at several locations, police said.
At one stop, the man used the victim’s debit card to obtain cash at the Village Bank branch at 1120 Huguenot Road. The man then drove the victim to Rockwood Park and fled with her purse and cellphones. The victim managed to escape from the trunk and drive to another location, where police were called.
Nyaanga was first arrested Monday and charged with obtaining a credit card number and credit card fraud for offenses that occurred Oct. 14, according to online court records.
Police said Nyaanga was identified with the help of a Crime Solvers tip. He is being held at the Chesterfield Jail without bond.