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On 12/11/2019, at 1850 hrs, the victim (a male) arranged to meet with a female from a dating app in the 1000 block of Wilson Ave.  The address provided to the victim was found not to exist.  However, the victim did not know this and while he was attempting to locate the address, a black male wearing a red hoodie covering his face and gray sweat pants came out from behind some bushes, displayed a handgun with a green laser and demanded the victim's property.  The victim provided the suspect monies and the suspect fled the area on foot.   Police units and Police K9 searched the area for the suspect but he could not be located.  This appears to be an isolated incident where the victim was targeted from a dating app.  Residents are urged to use caution when arranging meeting through social apps that they should meet in public locations/settings where other persons are around for their safety.  Anyone with information on this incident can submit a tip on Crimewatch or contact the police department at 717-264-4131.

Date: 
Thursday, December 12, 2019 (All day)
Reference ID: 
2019-14008

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