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Posted: February 27, 2018 at 2:24 a.m.

Dating partner met online robs woman

A woman was robbed of her purse and about $1,200 at a Little Rock apartment by someone she had met on an online dating website, police said.

Officers were called about 6:25 a.m. Saturday to Trinity Village Apartments, 1760 John Barrow Road, according to a Little Rock Police Department report.

The 22-year-old victim, who has a listed home address in Chicago, told authorities that the robber was someone she knew by the name of "John" from the Plenty of Fish dating service.

The two had seen each other about three times and had known each other for about a month, she said.

He would typically go to the woman's hotel room, but this time he asked her to go to him, the woman said.

At Trinity Village Apartments, he took the woman into a residence with "a TV and some trash bags, but no furniture," the report noted.

The victim said that as she reached for a lighter, "John" brandished a knife and demanded her purse.

Police described the robber as a black male who stands about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 170 pounds.

Gunman lands blow, takes wallet, $800

A man was robbed of his wallet, which contained $800 in Little Rock, authorities say.

The robbery happened around 8:05 p.m. Saturday in the 12100 block of Stagecoach Road, according to a report from the Police Department.

A 44-year-old man told police that someone got out of a gray Dodge Charger, approached him and struck him in the head with a handgun. A second person reportedly stayed inside the vehicle.

Metro on 02/27/2018