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Man Seeking Sex on Dating App Robbed at Gunpoint During Meetup in Orange


Orange Police are investigating a report of an armed robbery on the street on Saturday. 

According to a police report, an off-duty unit working in the area radioed to dispatch that an unidentified person ran up to them and announced that he had been robbed. 

Upon police arrival, the victim indicated that he met a guy on the "Tagged" dating app.

The victim told police the individual drove to their house in the area of Railroad Place, between South Essex and South Day Street.

While in the car, the victim believed that he and the suspect would engage in sexual activity, but that did not occur. 

Police say the suspect quickly brandished a black handgun and took an iPhone Max 11 and his gold bracelet.

The victim was able to exit the vehicle and run to the off-duty unit who was around the corner. 

Police are looking for the suspect's vehicle, which is an older model gray Toyota.

According to police, the suspect is 5'11" in height and has dreadlocks. At the time of the incident, he wore a black hoodie and dark-colored jeans.

Orange Police transported the victim to headquarters to give a statement. 

There were no physical injuries reported.