Police: Man dresses up as woman, robs man at knifepoint during dating site meet-up

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Police are on the hunt for the person who robbed a 60-year-old man in his apartment at knifepoint Monday.

Police say the robbery happened around 3 a.m. at the apartment near Holland Avenue and Pelham Parkway South.

Investigators believe it all started on a dating website.

Police say the suspect, a man dressed as a woman, emailed the victim through the dating website Skout. 

According to investigators, the two met at the 60-year-old man’s apartment and engaged in some sort of sexual act before police say the suspect drew a knife on the victim and demanded he hand over money.

News 12 is told the suspect got away with $100, credit cards, portable speakers and more than one cellphone.

Police say the person they're looking for, who was caught on surveillance video inside the building's elevator, is in his 20s.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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