Men robbed at gunpoint in online dating scam
BATON ROUGE - Police say a group is using a fake female profile on a dating website to rob men.
25-year-old David Washington has already been charged with six counts of robbery in connection to the crime. Police believe there are at least two other accomplices, including a woman.
Baton Rouge Police say the decoy would meet men on the site Nightlinechat.com, then set them up for a violent bait-and-switch instead at a Sherwood area apartment complex.
"On there they had the advertisement of stripping for the individuals," says Corporal L'Jean McNeely with Baton Rouge Police. "Once there, a group of individuals would pull a handgun out and rob them."
Police said the robbers took money, cell phones, and in a couple of cases the pants right off their victims.
News 2 reached out to Nightlinechat.com representatives, they did not respond.