West Mids Police warn Grindr users after two men robbed
The robberies both happened at a grassy area off Yardley Green Road in Bordesley Green, Birmingham. The first happened in January, but a further report was made this week.
The men aged 54 and 56 were lured to the location, where they were met by a group of suspects who robbed them of their cards, phones, keys and money.
The incidents are being treated as linked and police are warning those who use dating apps to be cautious.
If you’re planning to meet someone you’ve met on any dating app, the safest place to meet is in a public area. And we’d advise you to stay in a public area. Make sure you tell someone you trust where you are going.