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Dating app leads to felony robbery arrests

Blackberry Twp. man, Aurora juvenile charged

Hayden M. Motley, 20, was charged with felony robbery
Hayden M. Motley, 20, was charged with felony robbery

AURORA – A Blackberry Township man and an Aurora juvenile were both arrested after luring another man to an apartment complex using a dating app and robbing him, Aurora police announced in a news release.

Hayden Motley, 20, 43W500 block of Main Street Road, Blackberry Township near Elburn, and an Aurora juvenile were both charged with robbery, a Class 2 felony, after an investigation revealed that they had lured an Aurora man to an apartment complex in the 2100 block of Best Place using a dating app.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. April 16, the victim arrived at the apartment complex believing he would meet a female who he met on the dating app called Scout, the release stated.

The victim was instructed to meet his date in the parking lot, but instead was confronted by two males who placed him in a chokehold and took his wallet.

The victim was punched in the face but reported no serious injuries, the release stated.

Motley and the juvenile accomplice then fled the scene but were located nearby by Aurora police officers.

Motley and the juvenile were both positively identified by witnesses in the area, the release stated.

Motley was released on bail and is to appear in court on May 15, records show.

A Class 2 felony is punishable by three to seven years in prison and fines of up to $25,000 if convicted.

The juvenile was transferred to the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center, the release stated.

Aurora detectives indicated that Motley and the juvenile may be part of a robbery crew who have been performing similar type robberies in the area over the past several weeks, the release stated.

Anyone with information about this case or any similar cases, is asked to call Aurora police investigations division at 630-256-5500 or the Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at 630-892-1000.

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