Robbers are using a dating app to lure men into robberies on the Northwest Side, Chicago police say

CHICAGO — A small group of offenders is using a dating app to lure men into a robbery trap on the Northwest Side, Chicago police said in a new community alert Sunday afternoon. At least two men fell victim to the crew in separate incidents this month.

Both men arranged to meet with a woman via the app. But when they arrived at the rendezvous spots, the woman robbed them at knifepoint and forced them to transfer money to her accounts, police said.

One man was robbed after meeting the woman in the 3200 block of West Olive in Hollywood Park around 2:15 p.m. on April 14. Police said the woman who robbed him was between 20 and 23 years old with straight black hair. She stands 5’7″ tall and weighs 180 to 200 pounds.

The other man was robbed by a man and woman when he arrived for a meet-up in the 4300 block of West Addison around 6 p.m. on April 15. Police said the male offender is White, between 47 and 53 years old, 5’9″ tall, and weighs 220 pounds. The woman is Hispanic, 26 to 28 years old, with curly black hair. She’s about 5’6″ tall and 120 pounds, according to the police.

Anyone with information about the crimes can contact detectives at 312-746-7394 regarding crime pattern P23-5-025.

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