Police look for robber who lured women he met online to Delaware motels

014ac1bad2119dd18a49ed7e683a9d54
WIKIPEDIA/WARDV

Delaware State Police are looking for man they say lured three women he met online to two Newark motels early Saturday morning, then robbed them.

Investigators said the first robbery happened around 1 a.m at the Comfort Inn on Concord Lane. A 22-year-old woman came to the motel for a meeting police say she and the suspect arranged through an online social network.

But when the woman’s date came to the room, he allegedly pulled a handgun and demanded her money. He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Two women – aged 18 and 19 – were robbed just 45 minutes later at the Econo Lodge on McIntosh Plaza, less than a half mile away.

Police said the same suspect arranged a “similar meeting” with the two women through a social network. The man allegedly held the two women up at gunpoint and again fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

No injuries were reported as a result of either incident.

Police describe the suspect as a 200 to 220-pound, 5-foot-9-inch tall white male between the ages of 20 and 25 with a stocky build armed with an unknown type of handgun.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Delaware State Police Robbery Unit at Troop 2 at 302-834-2630 ext. 6, to call the Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or to submit an anonymous tip by texting 274637 (CRIMES) with the keyword “DSP” or by visiting Tip Submit.com.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
International

Sierra Leone Ebola patient, recovered from family, dies…

An Ebola patient whose family sparked a nationwide hunt when they forcefully removed her from a treatment center and took her to a traditional healer has died.

Local

VIDEO: Cop reassigned as NYPD investigates alleged head…

An officer alleged to have stomped on a Brooklyn man's head last week had his gun taken away and placed on modified duty.

National

New York Times calls for legalization of pot

The New York Times editorial board on Saturday endorsed a repeal of the federal ban on marijuana, becoming the largest paper in the nation to back the idea.

National

Two injured after cable snaps on Ohio amusement…

(Reuters) - A cable on a large swing ride at an Ohio amusement park snapped and struck two riders as the swing was in motion,…

Music

Newport Folk Festival: Photo gallery of 35 moments…

As has been the tradition since Bob Dylan plugged in a bajillion years ago, the Newport Folk Festival embraces more musical genres than its name implies.

Music

MKTO: Behind the bromance

MKTO's Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller talk about the American Dream tour, Demi Lovato and getting turned down by girls.

Arts

James Earl Jones and Rose Byrne head to…

Two-time Tony winner James Earl Jones returns to the New York stage next month as an eccentric grandfather in a revival of the 1930s comedy…

Movies

Box office: Scarlett Johansson wins battle of brains…

Scarlett Johansson's "Lucy" handily dispatched with Dwayne Johnson's "Hercules" over the weekend.

MLB

Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.

MLB

Joe Torre: I'm in Hall of Fame because…

Joe Torre spent 18 years putting together a near Hall of Fame career as a player. But it was the 12 years he spent as…

MLB

Yankees GM Brian Cashman breaks down art of…

The action frequently accelerates as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches, as it will on Thursday.

Auto racing

Jeff Gordon captures fifth title at Brickyard 400

Jeff Gordon captures fifth title at Brickyard 400

Wellbeing

This Week In Health: Friends share similar DNA,…

Friends share similar DNA, study finds Location: U.S. Study subjects: Nearly 2,000 people Results: When it comes to our social networks, it seems that birds of…

Education

Are liberal arts colleges turning away from the…

Bryn Mawr College, a small women's college located just outside of Philadelphia, announced last week that it would be making standardized tests like the SAT…

Education

Recent grads discover school superintendent plagiarized parts of…

  Two recent high school graduates made a surprising discovery about the commencement speech their school superintendent delivered at their graduation: portions of it was copied…

Career

Feeling stuck? Get out of the entry-level job…

Television and movies may be littered with 20-something characters who seem directionless when it comes to their careers, but author Mary Traina says she finds…