PD: Chandler robber poses as woman on social media to lure male victims

Posted at 12:22 PM, Dec 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-01 19:35:58-05

A Chandler robber reportedly posed as a woman on social media to lure lonely men to rob.

Court records show that a man was communicating on social media with a person he believed to be a young woman. They decided to meet in person on November 10 in the area of Rural and Ray Roads.

Police report that when the victim showed up, he received a message saying the woman's brother would meet him first. That "brother" was 19-year-old Joshua Ryan Jenkins who robbed the victim at gunpoint. 

Police say six days later, Jenkins struck again using the same technique to rob his victim.

Police received information from the social media site that showed that both user profiles were created by the same device at the same location, which was very close to where the crimes took place.

A photo of the homeowner where the profiles were created was shown to the first victim who identified Jenkins as the man who robbed him.

Jenkins was arrested on November 22 and allegedly admitted his involvement in the robberies. He's been charged with armed robbery.