Instagram date turns into armed robbery

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating an armed robbery on the 9300 block of Chelsea Village Drive.

According to reports, a man set up a date over Instagram. When he arrived to pick up his date, he was greeted by two men in all black wearing ski masks and holding guns. The suspects took the victim’s clothes, wallet, cell phone and they drove off in the man’s Dodge red Charger.

Police have little information in this case, and it’s unknown if investigators have the information on who the victim planned to visit.

IMPD encouraged those dating online to meet a prospective date in a public area, and not in a private place. Letting friends or family members know about the pending date is also encouraged.

“As a young woman that is extremely scary and you would like to think the best of people,” said Catherine King, as she waited to catch a bus in downtown Indianapolis.

It’s unknown if the suspects have committed this crime before. Police are urging anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS, or at 262-8477.

“There are a lot of scams where the person that is scamming you will have something inviting,” said Resident Channel Bates. “But everything that glitters isn’t gold.”

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