Armed Robbery Suspect Lured Into Custody by Dating App

Leroy Hebert;  Photo: The Daily Advertiser

Leroy Hebert; Photo: The Daily Advertiser

Police in Lafayette, LA helped a man recover his stolen phone from a suspected robber on Tuesday…by luring the suspect into custody through a dating app.

27-year old Leroy Hebert was arrested after officers convinced him to meet them at a local hotel for what he thought was going to be a date.

Officers had disguised themselves by using a dating app and a selfie of the suspect that the owner of the phone was able to recover online.

Hebert, expecting a date, was instead taken to a local jail and booked on armed robbery charges.


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