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Men use Grindr app to lure robbery victims
by Matt Simonette

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Two men lured nine individuals into armed robberies in the Rogers Park neighborhood using the Grindr hook-up app, according to a Nov. 11 report on the Crime in Wrigleyville + Boystown blog.

Stephen Jackson of Evanston and Trenell Kirkman of Blue Island are being held without bail after luring nine various men into a gangway in the 7600 block of North Bosworth Avenue. Each victim was robbed at gunpoint. The men were arrested Nov. 9 after a Chicago Police Department undercover investigation.

According to CWB, Jackson has been charged with three felony counts of armed robbery with a firearm, felony attempted armed robbery with a firearm, felony unlawful possession of a credit-debit card, and misdemeanor possession of a firearm with an expired ownership identifiedation card. Kirkman has meanwhile been charged with four felony counts of armed robbery with a firearm, felony attempted armed robbery with a firearm and misdemeanor solicitation of a sexual act.

CWB's report is at .

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