Police: Suspects used dating app to lure victims in string of heists

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MORRISANIA -

The search is on for the suspects behind a robbery pattern in Morrisania who police say use a dating app to pull off heists.

Police say 16-year-old Janessia Roberts used a dating app to lure men on six separate occasions to the 3400 block of Park Avenue.

Once the victims arrived to meet her, they were instead were confronted by a group of men who robbed them.

Two suspects have already been arrested.

Police say they are still looking for the last suspect. He is believed to have used a debit card from one of the incidents to withdraw more than a $1,000.

Police say he's facing robbery and grand larceny charges.

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