Double Date Arranged On Facebook Was Scheme To Rob Women At Gunpoint
Two brothers lured women to their Michigan home on Facebook, pretending it was a date, only to try to rob them at gunpoint.
Police in Ecorse, a suburb of Detroit, say Rashard Thomas convinced a woman he met on social media to come meet him and his brother Willie and to bring a friend. Willie was allegedly waiting for the two women with a loaded gun that was stolen from Lincoln Park.
The next day Rashard allegedly did it again. This time, he invited a woman from Detroit to “hang out.” She got held up as well, and robbed of $400.
“He took out a gun, robbed her, kicked her out of the house, and sent her off walking,” Ecorse Sgt. Cornelius Herring told My Fox Detroit.
All three victims reported the robberies to police shortly after they occurred.
Investigators were unable to make any progress in the first incident with the two women. When police went to investigate the second robbery, they reached out to people nearby, who helped lead them to the suspects.