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NYPD: Men lured through dating site robbed on arrival

February 25, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say potential romance turned out to be robbery instead for several men who had their possessions stolen when they showed up to meet someone they had been communicating with on a dating site.

The New York Police Department says five men were lured to a Bronx building in December and January. They each told authorities they had gone there to meet a woman, and instead were faced with two or three men who took items including phones, bank debit cards and cash.

Police say two men have been arrested in connection with the robberies and a third is being sought. Authorities are also looking for a 16-year-old girl in connection to the accounts used in the dating profiles.

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