Lawrence police: Online date turns out to be armed robber

January 03, 2019 - 7:31 pm

Authorities say a man was robbed after inviting a date whom he met online to his Lawrence apartment.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the robbery happened around 7:10 p.m. Friday. Police Sgt. Amy Rhoads says the victim told police he met the robber on a dating website. When the man arrived, he brandished a gun and demanded the victim's bank card.

The suspect fled and used the bank card a short time later. No one was immediately arrested.

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