GAINESVILLE (CBSMiami/AP) — Tragedy and romance will often be intertwined, but not like this.
Authorities have arrested a Florida man wasn’t looking for love when he lured his robbery victims through online dating applications.READ MORE: Florida Mom Making Angel Gowns For Families Who Lose Baby Unexpectedly
Gainesville Police say 31-year-old Tavares Wilson lured male victims to an apartment complex, confronted them with a gun or knife and robbed them.
Authorities said there have been at least five reported and countless unreported robberies in the area since January that fit the same profile.READ MORE: South Florida Businesses Relying On Tourism Hope To Recover From Pandemic Lows
Wilson was charged Thursday. Authorities say he confessed to the robberies and had illegal drugs and a firearm when they arrested him.
Police said the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are likely.MORE NEWS: BSO Clears Person Of Interest In Tamarac Burglary Where Thief Claimed To Be Deputy
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