The Palm Beach Post reports:
A man was robbed and kidnapped Saturday after he visited the Boynton Beach residence of another man he met on a social networking site, according to an arrest report. The victim, who is not being identified by Boynton Beach police, was taken at knife point back to his home, which was then ransacked by three men, the report said. Among the items stolen was the victim’s dog, named Coco.
Vadol Marquise Reed, 22, is facing charges of robbery with a firearm and kidnapping, police said. A second man was arrested by Boynton police but has since been released pending further investigation, police said. The victim told officers he began chatting March 31 with Reed on Grindr, a gay dating site. On Saturday, Reed invited the man over to his home on the 400 block of Northeast 10th Avenue.
While the victim was in the company of Reed, two masked men entered the room where they were sitting, the report said. One man held a knife and the second a metal pole. Reed allegedly pulled out a handgun and told the victim to relinquish everything of value. With a knife to his throat, the robbers forced the victim to drive to his home where they stole numerous items, including Coco, the report said.
The victim was told that he would be killed if he called the police, but he did post an alert on Facebook. That’s when another victim of the same crew came forward and the pair then notified authorities. Coco was safely returned after the arrest.