Police caution dating app users after 4 robberies

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BARTOW, Fla. (WFLA) – Investigators in Florida found four robberies and carjackings that had one thing in common: the victims of all four talked to the suspect by a dating app or website before he robbed them.

In all four cases, the victims agreed to meet with their cyber admirers. When the victims showed up for the date, they were robbed at gunpoint. In three cases, their cars were taken as well.

Police remind people who use dating sites, apps and chat-rooms to be careful about meeting somebody in person for the first time. Officers recommend setting up the first meeting in a public place.

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