March 6, 2018
Credit where it’s due – this is more elaborate than your standard negro robbery racket.
Police have released a new photo of one of the suspects accused of luring six men to a building in the Bronx, and attacking them.
The NYPD identified him as 24-year-old DeManuel Lawton.
Investigators say Lawton, along with two others, attacked and robbed men who responded to a profile on a social media dating web site.
In five cases, police say victims communicated with a woman via the web site and agreed to meet her at a location on Park Avenue.
They were then confronted by two or three men who robbed them of their property, including wallets, iPhones, cash, and in one case, an electric scooter.
23-year-old Nathaniel Baptiste faces multiple charges, including robbery, menacing, and false personation.
32-year-old George Livermoore is charged with robbery.
Police describe Lawton as a black male, approximately 25-30 years old, 6′ tall, with a light complexion, slim build, a heavy beard and short, curly black hair.