Man chats with stranger online, gets home invaded

NEOSHO, MO (AP) - Investigators say a home invasion in rural southwest Missouri rural might have resulted from an online chat between the victim and 1 of the robbers.

The crime happened Tuesday in Neosho.

Police say the victim had arranged a meeting with someone he had chatted with online, but instead of 1 person, three showed up.

Officials say two women and a man entered the victim's home around 2 p.m. armed with at least two handguns. Police told KOAM-TV the thieves stole a gun and possibly other property.

The victim was tied up and robbed, but was not hurt.

1 of the robbers was described as a white woman with a star tattoo on her thumb.

Investigators are looking at the online exchange for more clues about the identity of the suspects.

Information from: KOAM-TV, http://www.koamtv.com

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