Taser-wielding Grindr date robbing men at Chicago hotels

Thu. January 30, 2020 3:04 PM by GoPride.com News Staff

Chicago police are searching for a man following a series of robberies in downtown hotels involving victims he met on Grindr.

According to CWBChicago.com, at least three victims have been targeted since Jan. 6. The latest man was held-up Tuesday evening in a room at the Westin Michigan Avenue, 909 North Michigan.

After meeting, the offender displayed a Taser, threatened the victim, and took his valuables.

The robber is described as a black man, 6'2" tall, 190 pounds, and about 26-years-old. He reportedly wore jeans and a denim jacket with a white fur lining on Tuesday night. The offender may have a heart-shaped tattoo near one eye.

At least two other men have reported being robbed in downtown hotel rooms under similar circumstances on Jan. 23 at the W Lakeshore Hotel, 644 North Lake Shore Dr., and on Jan. 6 at the Cambria Hotel, 32 W. Randolph.

The suspect remains at-large. Area Central detectives are investigating.

Update: Suburban man sought in connection with series of Grindr-connected hotel guest robberies (Read more on CWBChicago.com

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