MPD Investigating Armed Robbery
The Morristown Police Department is currently responding to an armed robbery which occurred in south Morristown. The victim states that he went to a residence after agreeing on social media to meet an individual there whom he did not know. He states once he arrived he was confronted by one white male and two black males, threatened with a handgun, and assaulted. His pockets were emptied of his cash and keys. He sustained minor injury to his head and face.
The MPD is seeing an increase in incidents where people are being robbed after arranging meetings on social media with someone they do not know.
It is recommended that anytime a transaction is arranged with an unknown person that you meet in a public place during normal business hours. It is always a good idea to have a friend or family member accompany you or at least know where you are going.