Saddam Awadallah, 26 (pictured), was arrested in Tennessee and extradited back to Delaware on February 13 to face several burglary charges
An Uber driver has been arrested for burglarizing the homes of the riders he picked up in Sussex County, Delaware.
Saddam Awadallah, 26, was arrested in Tennessee and extradited back to Delaware on February 13 to face several burglary charges.
Bethany Beach Police say that they had been investigating Awadallah since August.
They say the Frankford, Delaware man is behind multiple burglaries in the area.
Police say Awadallah would pick the victims up from their homes as as driver for Uber in his White 2004 Toyota Sienna, and then return to burglarlize their homes while they were away - taking credit cards, computers, watches, cellphones, tablets, sunglasses and other items.
The burglaries only ever occurred in the narrow time frame when they were out of the house during the evening.
Awadallah faces three counts of second-degree burglary, 11 counts of theft and criminal mischief, and charges of possession of burglar tools and theft of a victim older than 62.
He remains in jail on $31,000 bond.
Anyone with information on Awadallah and his alleged crimes is being asked to call Detective T. Powell at 302-752-3807. Tipsters can also call the Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-333 or they can submit their tips to www.delaware.crimestoppers.web.com or a text to 274637 using the keyword DSP.