Elgin Police

4 People Robbed After Setting Up Dates on Mobile Apps, Suburban Police Say

Elgin police are warning residents to be vigilant after the series of thefts

A suburban police department has issued a warning after four different people were robbed after setting up dates via a popular app.

According to the Elgin Police Department, the victims had all arranged to meet a woman for a date on the MeetMe app and were then robbed when they arrived at the agreed-upon location.

One of the victims was then forced to go to several different ATMs in an attempt to get cash from his bank account, according to the department.

No one was seriously injured in any of the thefts, but the police department is warning residents to be cautious when using dating apps or resale apps.

The department is asking anyone with tips on the thefts to call 847-289-2600 and to ask to speak to a detective. Witnesses can also text a tip to 847411, and are asked to include ElginPD before the information that they are providing.

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