As the victim escorted the woman known as “Nikki” to his car, a man with a gun appeared and the pair robbed the victim of 0, then ran away.
With Hilarie on the floor in a pool of blood, Ray said, the suspects went downstairs, pulled their car to the front of the apartment and began stealing the dead man’s Xbox, i Phone and TVs — valuables Bustos had spotted the night before.
A witness told investigators that Bustos had been involved in at least one similar robbery before, Ray told The Post.
“Romance is by definition quite irrational,” Jack Levin, co-director of Northeastern University’s Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict, told The Post.
“And the smartest person can be taken in during the early stages of the dating process.
Except now it’s more sophisticated and easier for someone to lie and cheat and fabricate because they can pretty much change their identity to make it fit a new reality.” Scammers, Levin said, “are experts at presentation of self.
When you’re dealing with the Internet, you don’t need the resources that you might need in an interpersonal relationship, or face-to-face.For her role in the deadly robbery of Adam Hilarie, Bustos was paid in cash, police said.Johnny Jackson told The Post that Hilarie, his brother, took Bustos to the same bowling alley the siblings used to go to as kids.Detectives told WFLA that they feared that victims would be afraid to come forward because they would be embarrassed telling people how they got robbed.That same month, a 36-year-old man was robbed in Ohio after getting together with a woman he met on Plenty Of Fish, according to Using the lure of Internet love to get money from unsuspecting people is a scam as old as the Web itself.