Four Winnipeg teenagers have been charged in which police say was an online dating scam that ended in a car jacking.
Police say the teens created a fraudulent profile on an online dating site with the intent to lure a person to a location for a robbery.
A 24-year-old man contacted police on Monday who said he had made plans to meet a woman who he’d met on the dating website.
Police say he was still in his vehicle when a woman approached him, followed by three people who pepper-sprayed and threatened him.
All four of the accused drove away in his vehicle and took his personal belongings.
Two 15-year-olds and two 16-year-olds are charged with robbery and unauthorized possession of a weapon.
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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
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