Lorain — A 24-year-old man who thought he was meeting a woman he knew only from Facebook instead found armed men.
The man, of Bedford Heights, said he was on his way to Lorain for a date with a woman he met on Facebook, known only to him as “Baby Doll.”
When he arrived within the 2400 block of Reeves Avenue, he was told “Baby Doll’s” cousin would escort him to her home.
A 19-year-old pregnant black woman in a gray hooded sweatshirt approached the man’s car and the two headed in to a housing development in the area. While walking, the girl, who told the man she was 19, showed him a picture of the “Baby Doll.” As the man looked at the picture, he noticed two other men walking toward him. It was at this point, he knew he was going to be robbed, he told police.
He raised his hands to show he wasn’t armed.
The first suspect, a 6 foot tall black male with a medium build in his early twenties, put a revolver to the man’s head. The second suspect, a 5’8” foot tall black male with a medium build and unknown age, emptied the man’s pockets, taking $70 in cash, his Blackberry and a set of keys.
When the man reportedly asked the men not to take his keys, the first suspect threw them to the ground and told the man to never return.
Police noted that the man changed his story multiple times during the interview, stating first that the robbery happened near his vehicle and later in a yard near West 24th Street and Sunset Boulevard.
No arrests were made.