The event occurred in Hipólito Yrigoyen at 2700, near Miter Square.  (Photo: Google Maps).

A man went to the Miter Square area in Mar del Plata on Tuesday to meet a woman he had met through a virtual dating platform. She was already waiting for him when he arrived and she was not alone. I had gone with a friendBut what seemed like a tantalizing adventure quickly turned into a true nightmare.

It all started a few hours before with a Tinder contact. After a brief exchange of messages, the subject proposed to meet him personally last night on a site close to your house, located in Hipólito Yrigoyen at 2700.

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Although the man did not expect his date was accompanied to see himAfter talking for a few minutes with the two women, he also did not feel there were reasons to distrust them and the three of them decided to go together to continue the night at their home.

The event occurred in Hipólito Yrigoyen at 2700, near Miter Square. (Photo: Google Maps).

The prey had fallen into the trap. As soon as they entered their home, one of the women came out again with the excuse of going to buy alcohol but did not return with any drink. Instead, he had taken the opportunity to open the door for two other men and, between the four, tied the victim’s hands and feet in his room, the newspaper said The capital.

According to what later emerged, the criminals were armed and in a matter of minutes they disappeared, taking 6 thousand dollars, 4 thousand pesos, a cell phone and other valuables of the homeowner.

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The desperate screams of the man, who began to ask for help when he realized that the thieves had already fled, alerted the neighbors and they notified the police. During these hours, the experts seek clues on the scene and on cameras security of the area to identify the assailants.

The cause of the robbery is being investigated by the prosecutor Fernando Berlingeri, who is currently replacing his partner Mariano Moyano -on leave- in the Functional Unit of Instruction and Trial No. 13.

Dating apps: tips to avoid risks when using this type of platform

The link with Facebook

Tinder, and other dating apps, generally use Facebook and other networks as a way to verify people’s accounts. Most likely, we have some common contact with that person, so it never hurts to try to get extra information, both to know if we are going to have chemistry with the chosen person … and also to avoid problematic people or other than what they claim to be.

Public place

The first date, always, has to be somewhere where there are other people. A bar, a restaurant, a cinema or a square. But always know that we will not be completely alone with the other person. For this reason, experts always recommend avoiding private homes for first encounters with strangers.

Escape alternatives

If we have already arranged an appointment but we know almost nothing about the person we are going to meet with, it is best to inform a friend or family member so that we can call them if something happens. Or go to a bar where they have “escape options”, like one in London that we mention in this note, which offers a “keyword” so that the potential victim will be called a taxi and can leave without risk.

Share location

In addition to informing that we are going to have an appointment, we can take advantage of technology. Google Maps and WhatsApp, among others, allow you to share your location in real time. It may be an exaggeration, but when in doubt it is better to be safe.

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