Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Four arrested in dating robbery scheme

Four men who thought their date with a woman they met on a phone dating service was about to go to the next level in her motel room were instead robbed at gunpoint this month, Bensalem police said.

Four arrested in dating robbery scheme

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Clockwise, from top left, Lisa Sourbrine, Jennifer Partington, Tariq Martin and John Taimanglo have all been arrested in a dating robbery scheme.
Clockwise, from top left, Lisa Sourbrine, Jennifer Partington, Tariq Martin and John Taimanglo have all been arrested in a dating robbery scheme.

Four men who thought their date with a woman they met on a phone dating service was about to go to the next level in her motel room were instead robbed at gunpoint this month, Bensalem police said Monday.

Bensalem police arrested four people — Lisa Sourbrine, Jennifer Partington, John Taimanglo and Tariq Martin — in the scheme.

The unsuspecting men went on a date with a woman named "Lisa" they met on the phone dating service Lava Life at a restaurant in Philadelphia. After they were invited back to her hotel room, another woman and two men allegedly entered the room and robbed the victims at gunpoint.

The four were arrested when Bensalem police interrupted a robbery in progress at a motel on Route 1 on Saturday.

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The department believes that additional, unreported robberies may have occured. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Keith Christie at 215-633-3671 or Bensalem Township’s anonymous tipline at 215-633-3660.

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