Suspected Colorado Springs criminals allegedly used 'Tinder' to lure in victims

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A couple of recent arrests in Colorado Springs are a great reminder to be careful about who you're meeting through dating apps.

Colorado Springs police believe they arrested two men who lured their victims in using "MeetMe" and 'Tinder" apps. They allegedly "catfished" their victims.

On Jan. 29, police arrested 24-year-old Robert Curtis Jones Jr. and 19-year-old Melchezedek Gordon for a robbery which occurred at 3635 Michigan Avenue. The two male victims told police they were invited to the address by a girl they met on Tinder. When they arrived, police believe the pair robbed the victims at gunpoint. The suspects took cell phones, wallets and then carjacked the victim's truck.

Police believe the pair is tied to multiple crimes where they pretended to be a woman on dating apps to trick their victims.

The suspects have been charged with the following cases:

12/5/2018, 2505 Verde Drive: Robbery
12/23/2018, 3635 Michigan Avenue: Attempted murder and robbery
1/8/2019, 3635 Michigan Avenue: Robbery
1/9/2019, 3635 Michigan Avenue: Robbery
1/12/2019, 4577 Gold Medal Point: Robbery
1/15/2019, 4610 Champions View: Kidnapping and robbery
1/24/2019, 3635 Michigan Avenue: Robbery
1/26/2019, 1980 Diplomat View: Robbery
1/29/2019, 3635 Michigan Avenue: Robbery

If you have any information on this crime you're asked to call police at 719-444-7000.

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