WASHINGTON - Authorities say a 14-year-old girl has been arrested and faces charges in connection with a series of armed robberies they say happened after meetings were arranged on a dating app.
The first incident was reported on January 24 on North Capitol Street. Police say when the victim arrived at the location one suspect pulled out a handgun while another robbed them. The suspects then fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle, which was later recovered.
Another victim was robbed at gunpoint in the same manner during a second incident on February 2 on Peabody Street. Police say the suspects again fled in the victim’s vehicle, which has not been found.
A third incident happened on February 7 on Fort Totten Drive. This time a victim was assaulted at gunpoint but nothing was stolen.
The 14-year-old girl has been charged with two counts of armed robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon.
The investigation is still continuing.