UPDATE: Boynton Beach Police say the second man, originally reported as arrested by police, will not be charged.
BOYNTON BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Boynton Beach Police have charged one man in connection with a kidnapping and robbery apparently initiated through the Grindr dating app. Read the affidavit of probable cause here. This is the developing statement from Boynton Beach Police:
We have just arrested two men who kidnapped and robbed a man they met using the dating app, Grindr. Detectives also recovered the victim’s dog, Coco, who was taken during the robbery. Detectives are looking for the third suspect. They believe that all 3 men are responsible for at least two other robberies of men they met on Grindr, and additional charges are pending. The suspects are identified as Vadol Reed, 22, of Boynton Beach, and Edward James Hamilton, Jr., 20, of Boynton Beach. Reed is charged with robbery with a firearm and kidnapping. He will be taken to the Palm Beach County Jail. Coco will be reunited with her owner very shortly.