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Monroe Police investigating armed robbery

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A social media meetup became an armed robbery on Monday night.

At approximately 9:30 PM, Monroe Police responded to an Armed Robbery that was alleged to have occurred in the area of Roy Dr. and Texas Ave.

Police say that the victim went to the above listed area to meet an unknown female he had met on social media when he was approached by two unknown subjects.

One of the subjects was armed with a rifle and the other subject was armed with a handgun. The two subjects demanded the victim surrender his wallet and cell phone, which were given to the subjects.

The two suspects, described as two black males fled the area on foot. The victim was allegedly on the phone with a friend at the time of the incident and this friend came to the scene in an attempt to help the victim.

The friend of the victim stated that he heard 7-8 gunshots fired as the two suspects fled the scene. No evidence of gunshots were found at the scene.

No one was injured during this incident. A search of the area failed to produce the suspects.

Monroe Police is continuing the investigation.

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