Robbers Even Steal Box Of Chocolates Victim Bought For His Date

NORTH AMITYVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A suitor in Suffolk County treated a young woman to dinner and bought her a box of chocolates, only to find himself betrayed as his date set him up to be robbed, police said.

Virginia Miller of North Amityville arranged to go on a date with the Lindenhurst man to celebrate her 26th birthday Monday night, Suffolk County police said. It was not disclosed how, or if, Miller knew the man before the date.

The man treated Miller to dinner at a fast food restaurant and gave her the box of chocolates. But after they returned to a home at 44 Nathalie Ave., in North Amityville and sat parked in the driveway, the man was treated not to a night of romance, but a night of violence.

Police said Miller texted her friends, who stormed out of the house and robbed the man. They assaulted him and stole his wallet, iPhone and a tablet. They even took the chocolates, police said.

Suffolk County Date Robbery

Police said a man took Virginia Miller (bottom right) out on a date, but she was actually setting him up to be robbed. Miller is charged with robbery, along with (clockwise from bottom left) Rodney Fisher, 33; Jamar Christian, 21; and Michael Owens, 34. (Credit: Suffolk County Police)

On Tuesday, police announced that they had arrested and charged three of the five robbers. Jamar Christian, 21, of Copiague; Michael Owens, 34, of Hempstead; and Rodney Fisher, 33, of Amityville, were all charged with second-degree robbery. Two other suspects were still on the loose Tuesday.

Miller was also arrested and charged with second-degree robbery, police said.

The suspects were to be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Islip.

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