A Boston man has been ordered to be held on $75,000 bail in connection with a series of armed robberies arranged through a dating app.
Rakeem Austin of Dorchester was arraigned Monday in Suffolk Superior Court on nine counts of armed robbery in connection with incidents that occurred between Oct. 2 and Nov. 21, 2015.
He was previously arraigned on six of the armed robberies in Dorchester Municipal Court.
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Assistant District Attorney Greer Spataz of the DA's Special Prosecutions Unit told the court that the nine victims arranged meet ups through a dating app, expecting to meet a woman who went by the user name "Lizzy S" or "Candy B."
The victims encountered Austin, who had a handgun. He stole items including cash, wallets, cell phones and jewelry.
Austin will return to court April 22.
Officials have not said which app was used.