The man later tried to contact the woman he'd been messaging, only to discover that her profile had disappeared from the site.Police are working on leads in the continuing investigation, said spokesman Dan Ferrelli.The area is adjacent to a small strip mall with several fast-food restaurants, a pizzeria, a Cantonese restaurant, a day care, a gas station and a bank.When the man got to the parking lot and messaged his date, she replied that she was running late and asked him if he would buy marijuana from her dealer, who was in the area.
Fearing he would be attacked, the victim handed over an undisclosed amount of cash. The Aurora man was not injured, according to police.Tuesday at a parking lot in the 2600 block of Ogden Avenue, Aurora, according to police.The block is across South Eola Road from Waubonsie Valley High School and across Ogden Avenue from Fischer Middle School."These types of incidents occur pretty regularly and are very difficult to investigate because the criminals know how to hide their tracks."Police warn social media users to do everything possible to verify the identity of anyone they meet in person.An anticipated first meeting with an online match ended in robbery in an Aurora parking lot, Aurora police said Wednesday.
The 26-year-old Aurora man's first date with a digital acquaintance was supposed to be in the lot Tuesday.