Facebook “friend” robs woman at gunpoint

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DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — A woman invited a Facebook friend over to her home, but before he left, she says he robbed her at gunpoint. It happened near South Seigel Street and West Lincoln Park Drive.

Police say the woman knew the man because they went to school together. She invited him over on Facebook messenger.

During the visit, he saw her counting money, the pulled out a gun and took it from her. He’s accused of armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon. His name has not yet been released.

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