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Two social media meetups lead to armed robberies in Vancouver

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VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) -

The Clark County Sheriff's Office is investigating two reports of armed robberies that happened as result of a meeting arranged on a social media website.

CCSO said a 23-year-old man made plans on a website called meetme.com to meet a woman at Truman Elementary School. 

At 1:30 a.m. the man arrived at the school to meet the girl but shortly after arriving four or five men wearing masks came out and displayed handguns and demanded all of the victim's money.

The suspects then told the man to run, which he did.

According to CCSO, the victim waited to report the robbery until Tuesday afternoon because he was embarrassed.

CCSO said at 7:18 p.m. deputies and Vancouver police responded to Truman Elementary School for a robbery that had just happened.

When deputies arrived, the victim, also a 23-year-old man, said he made plans on the social media app Tinder to meet a woman at Truman Elementary School.

When the man arrived four or five men armed with handguns confronted him and took his vehicle and fled the area.

Deputies checked the area for the suspects but did not locate them.

CCSO said the man's vehicle was later found abandon about one mile east of the school.

Both victims described the female suspect as between 17 and 23 years old. The male suspects were all wearing masks but were described as being in their late teens to early 20s. Four were armed with handguns and one with a rifle.

CCSO said there is no danger to the students or staff at Truman Elementary.

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