Man posing as ride share driver apparently targeted women

Man posing as ride share driver apparently targeted women
Photo: Nassef Ragheb

Bakersfield PD release this story on their official Facebook Page –

“In the early morning hours of February 7, 2020, detectives from the Bakersfield Police Department arrested Nassef Ragheb (age 48) in the 2300 block of L Street for stalking, prowling, peeping into a residence, burglary, false imprisonment and attempt sexual battery. The arrest came as the result of three related investigations from 2018, 2019 and 2020.

On February 1, 2020, officers were dispatched to investigate a prowling incident at a residence in the area of Brimhall Road and Jewetta Avenue. Follow-up investigation led to the identification of Ragheb as suspect in that investigation.

Ragheb was listed previously as a suspect in related offenses that were reported to Bakersfield Police Department and Kern County Sheriff’s office in 2018 and 2019. Investigators found evidence that showed Ragheb has posed as an Uber or Lyft driver in an effort to get women to enter his vehicle.

On at least one instance, Ragheb attempted to forcibly kiss one of the female victims after driving her to her residence. Ragheb was observed in the rear yard of a victim’s residence, peering into the victim’s windows, and entering another victim’s residence through an unlocked door. All of these occurred in northwest Bakersfield.

Ragheb’s vehicle is described as a 2018 Toyota Corolla 4-door, grey in color.

Ragheb appeared to target women that were possibly intoxicated leaving local bars and restaurants. The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for the community’s assistance in identifying any other incidents Ragheb may have been involved in. Anyone with information regarding this case or any other related investigation is encouraged to call Detective Petris at (661) 326-3554 or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111″


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