A man who thought he was meeting a woman for a date actually ended up meeting an armed robber instead.
The man told police he set up the date with a woman using the dating app Tinder.
However, when he arrived at the meeting location last Sunday afternoon, near 22nd Street and Mariposa Avenue in Boulder, he was met by a man in a ski mask with a gun.
The gunman demanded the would-be dater empty his pockets and stole the man's cell phone, car keys and cash.
Boulder police are also investigating a similar crime in the same area. Police said a second man was robbed Monday after agreeing to meet a woman through Craigslist to smoke marijuana.
When he arrived at the meeting location, he was met by a man with a gun who stole the victim's cash and marijuana.
That suspect was described as a man 18 to 25 years old who was possibly Hispanic.
If you know anything about these crimes, or have been a victim yourself, call Boulder Police investigations at 303-441-3330.
The Boulder Police Department issued these recommendations for meeting people through websites:
- Insist on a public meeting place
- Do not meet in a secluded place or invite strangers into your home
- Be especially careful when buying/selling high value items
- Tell a friend or family member where you’re going or better yet, bring additional people with you
- Trust your instincts, and if it seems like an unsafe situation, don’t put yourself in danger