Police have confirmed that several cases of robbery under similar circumstances have been reported to the local police station A 21-year-old woman believed to be part of the blind date robbery syndicate appeared briefly in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.The suspect‚ Boitumelo Sekgwelea‚ was arrested early this month after she allegedly posed as a prostitute in an online advertisement and lured a 29-year-old Pretoria West man to her apartment in Sunnyside where he was then robbed by three men.
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Criminals have turned to cyber space to prowl for potential robbery victims with promises of sex in the notorious suburb of Sunnyside‚ East of the Pretoria city centre.
According to police‚ the criminals use women to pose as prostitutes or as people looking for lovers on dating sites to lure potential victims to the suburb where they are then robbed.
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Tinder, which is part of the IAC/Inter Active Corp media conglomerate that also owns dating websites and Ok Cupid, boasts more than 91 million downloads and 1.5 billion swipes every day.The case was postponed to August 22 for further investigation.In another similar incident‚ in March‚ a 54-year-old Sandton man was robbed of R190‚000 after he was lured by a woman he had met on a dating website.Ashley Madison, which specialising in finding dates for people who are already married, now boasts 1,048,342 UK customers, the reports.Adverts for the website have not been shown on British television after concerns that some people could take issue with their content, however.But, you hit pay dirt and I am now happily living with a wonderful woman who exceeds all my expectations with every day we are together.