Two youth attempt to rob a young man through a false Facebook profile


Two individuals were arrested for attempted theft with violence against a young man Saturday night at Andenne, after having created a false profile on Facebook setting a trap, revealed Monday the Prosecutor’s Office of Namur.
For about a fortnight, one of the two individuals passed off as a girl, who does not exist, through a false profile on Facebook.

Communication on the social network ended up in a rendezvous Saturday night at a park in Andenne. “It was clearly an ambush,” according to the Deputy Prosecutor of the King in charge of the case, since money and the GSM of the victim, a man born in 1992, were sought. The victim was able to defend himself in a scuffle with the attackers and to escape, thus avoiding being robbed by the thugs.

A first suspect, a young adult, was initially identified. He faced an investigating judge who applied alternative measures to pre-trial detention. He was therefore conditionally released. The second suspect, a minor, was later identified. He appeared Monday before a youth judge.

Neither of the individuals have prior police records in Namur. The young victim suffered injuries from blows received during the fight.

The author: Michel DEURINCK

Michel Deurinck, born in Brussels in 1950, started his career in the Belgian civil service, dedicating over 30 years to public service. Upon retirement, he pursued his passion for journalism. Transitioning into this new field, he quickly gained recognition for his insightful reporting on politics and culture. Deurinck's balanced and thoughtful approach to journalism has made him a respected figure in Belgian media.

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