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Texas Teens Charged in Grindr Robbery at Gunpoint

Emell Adolphus READ TIME: 1 MIN.

Four teens are in big trouble for an allegedly using Grindr to lure a man for a robbery at gunpoint, reported KWTX.

Juvenile Dusty Andrew Bailey Jr., 17, is reportedly being held in the Bell County Jail "on charges of aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping," KWTX reports. Also involved are two 16-year-old boys and a 15-year-old boy who police arrested and transported to a local juvenile detention center.

Officers reportedly saw the teens running away from an address as the victim flagged the officer down. According to the victim, he was lured to the address via Grindr, and the teens reportedly demanded that he hand over valuables. During the altercation, the juveniles also allegedly struck the man and said they were going to take him away from the address.

With multiple officers responding to the scene, a police K9 and a drone were used to locate the suspects. They were found hiding in a storage shed armed with a handgun and a BB gun that looked like a shotgun.

Bailey Jr. was charged with aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery, police said, and a judge set his bond as $300,000 for each charge.

The other suspects were also charged with aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery. Police are withholding their names.

The investigation is ongoing.

by Emell Adolphus

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