Share
Robbers Targeting Pokémon Go Players

Robbers Targeting Pokémon Go Players

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department issued a warning on Thursday alerting Pokemon Go players that robbers are now using the app to target victims.

This warning came after an armed robbery occurred on O’Fallon Missouri at 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning. The police were dispatched to the intersection of Highway K and Feise Road and located four suspects. The suspects were in a black BMW when the officers made contact.

The suspects were found to be in possession of a handgun and suspected to be involved in other robberies in surrounding Missouri counties. “It is believed these suspects targeted their victims through the Pokemon Go smartphone application,” officials said.

Officers from the O’Fallon Missouri station warn Pokemon Go player to never alert strangers to your future locations. The robbers were believed to use the app to locate their victims. An O’Keefe Police Department representatives said the suspects allegedly used the app to add a beacon, used to lure more players on the Pokeshop.

The suspects were then believed to have used that to locate victims standing around in a parking lot or other various locations.

 

 

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department released some simple tips to keep safe if using the Pokemon Go app.

1.) Remind your kids about ‘stranger danger’ and set limits on where they can go to.

2.) Don’t go alone to remote, isolated areas. Go with a friend or group.

3.) DON’T play when you’re driving and no distracted walking. Some players get so involved in being glued to their smartphone when they’re walking, they’re oblivious to traffic.

For late-breaking news, follow 24/7 Headline News on our Los Angeles County Facebook group, Riverside County Facebook group, Coachella Valley News groupUS News group, Victor Valley/Inland Empire Facebook group. If you like what we are doing and want regular updates on your facebook stream like our Facebook Fan Page. You may also follow 24/7 Headline News on Twitter and Instagram! 
Follow Me

Christie Martin

Reporter at 24/7 Headline News
Integrity is unbelievably important when reporting. I believe in getting to the bottom of the story while being sensitive to the fact that the "story" affects real lives.I am committed to bringing important news, events, and other information to those in my community and beyond.


Got News? Contact me at ChristieMartin@247headline.com
Follow Me