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Police: Robberies targeting LGBTQ+ community through dating app

Atlanta police need the public's help in identifying more possible robberies. If anyone had a similar experience, APD said to report the incident to them.

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Police Department said robbers are targeting members of the LGBTQ+ community in the metro Atlanta area through the dating app Grindr

APD Officer Eric King, who is the LGBTQ+ community liaison, will talk about the robberies at APD's Public Safety Headquarters on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.

Officials said there have been several robberies recently with similarities in how the crimes were committed. 

Authorities are asking the public's help in identifying more possible robberies. If anyone had a similar experience, please report the robbery to the APD.