Springfield man robbed after meeting woman on dating app, report says

A Springfield man reported to police that he was robbed after meeting a woman he met on a dating social media app.

The man told police that a Kimber .45 caliber handgun was stolen as part of the robbery, according to a police report.

Law enforcement began their investigation Sunday evening at around 9:30 p.m. when they were called to a home on Selma Road in reference to a robbery, the report says.

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“(The victim) advised he met a girl on the dating app ‘Skout’ by the profile name Collen,” the report says. “(The man) advised that he had been messaging back and forth with this profile when Collen told him to come to Springfield and hang out with her. (The victim) stated he did so and met up with a female on Morgan street.”

The report says the victim realized right away that the woman looked much different than her profile picture, the report says, but let her and three of her female friends into the car. Collen then told the man to drive to a home on Selma Road which he did, according to the report.

“(The victim) stated that the whole ride the females were yelling and causing issues,” the affidavit says. “He advised that when he arrived at Selma Road, he told all the girls to get out at which point they started to yell for three unknown males wearing unknown clothing, to come down there. (The victim) stated that the males were standing on the sidewalk in front of a home and ran over to his car and began hitting him about his head and body. (The victim) stated that as the males were hitting him, the females began going through his center console and one took his (handgun) that was in his center console, while another female took the keys to the vehicle out of the ignition.”

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The man said he drew his backup firearm at that time and the suspects fled the scene, the report says.

Springfield police said in the report at this time there are no suspects in the case.

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