Police: Suspects used dating app to rob victim at motel

AP News
Posted: Jan 11, 2018 2:51 PM

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors say two people used a dating app to lure a Rhode Island man to a Massachusetts motel in order to rob him.

The Telegram & Gazette reports both 49-year-old Daniel O'Malley, of Worcester, and 53-year-old Kara Kelleher-Mahunik, of Holden, pleaded not guilty Wednesday.

Court documents show Stephen Morreau, of Rhode Island, arranged to meet Kelleher-Mahunik at the motel in September. Morreau told investigators another man knocked on his motel room door, showed a badge and identified himself as an officer.

Police say O'Malley, armed with a handgun, demanded Morreau's wallet. The two engaged in a scuffle before O'Malley fled with the victim's wallet.

O'Malley is facing multiple charges including armed robbery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Kelleher-Mahunik has been charged with armed robbery.