Support local journalism and stay in the know. A hotel meeting arranged on a dating app ended in an armed robbery and led to two arrests, according to reports from Titusville Police Department. Police were called just after midnight on Jan. The alleged victim told police he had met Sebastian woman Anna Carels, 48, on a dating app and invited her to his hotel room.
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The number of recorded sexual offences involving online dating sites and apps has almost doubled in the last four years, police figures suggest. Offences where a dating site was mentioned in a police report increased from in , to last year, according to figures from 23 of the 43 forces in England and Wales. The figures reveal that between and there were a total of 2, recorded offences - including sexual offences - where an online dating website or app was mentioned in a police report. Victims told BBC's 5 Live Investigates more should be done by the companies operating the apps to prevent predators from using them to seek out victims.
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A year-old girl faces multiple charges after authorities say she used a dating app to lure in victims before she and other suspects robbed and assaulted them, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. According to authorities, the teen faces two counts of armed robbery and one count of assault with a dangerous weapon. The three incidents happened in a two week span, starting with January 24 in the block of North Capitol Street, NE. Officers said the victim and the year-old planned to meet via a dating app at the location.
Blue Sun Towing towed the car, and the driver was issued a court summons. By the time police arrived, the driver had freed his vehicle. The incident scraped the undercarriage of the car, but there was no other damage nor was anyone injured.