DeLand Man Charged In Robbery Set Up With Web Dating Site

By on May 15, 2016 in WNDB News

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DeLand, FL-A DeLand man is charged after deputies say he robbed a man at gunpoint after the victim arrived to meet a woman he had met online. It was May 1st when the 26-year-old Apopka man drove to DeLand to meet the woman. When he arrived, she was waiting in the driveway of the home and they both went inside the house. Shortly after going inside a man came out and pointed a gun at the victim and demanded his wallet. The victim said his wallet was in the car and gave the man the key. The wallet turned out to be empty. The victim told the suspect that he could get cash and had $800 in his account. The victim told deputies that was a bluff and an attempt to buy some time to get a chance to get away.

The victim, the gunman and the woman at the home got into the victim’s car and went to two ATM’s. They could not get cash because there were insufficient funds. When they stopped the car for gas on West New York Avenue, the victim bolted from the car and the man and woman drove off.

20-year-old Denzel Williams is charged. He was arrested Saturday night just after 8 PM in DeLand. He is at VCBJ where he is being held on no bond. Williams is charged with robbery with a firearm and kidnapping in commission of a felony. Deputies say the investigation is continuing and more charges are expected.



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