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Two teenagers charged over Grindr robberies in Yardley

Solihull Editorial 1st Apr, 2019   0

Two 17-year-old boys have been charged with robbery after three men who had arranged dates using a dating app were attacked.

The victims were targeted in separate attacks on parkland in Bordesley Green, Birmingham, in January and March.

Two attacks happened off Yardley Green Road on 5 January and 18 March, with a third off Hob Moor Road on 24 March.

In all three robberies, the men had arranged dates via the Grindr dating app.

One of the charged boys appeared before city magistrates on Saturday (March 30) and the other is due to appear today (Monday).

Two 17-year-old boys and a 16-year-old lad from Bordesley Green were arrested on suspicion of robbery on Thursday afternoon (March 28).

West Midlands Police said three other teenagers, aged between 16 and 18, who were arrested on suspicion of robbery had been bailed “with strict conditions”.

The investigation into the incidents remains on-going.

The force urged anyone using a dating app to meet people to meet in a well-populated public area and make sure you tell someone where you are.


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