Women robbed at a hotel by man they met online

Women robbed at a hotel by man they met online

SUMMIT COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - Two different women have been robbed by the same man they met online in separate incidents.  Both women made arrangements to meet him in person in Summit County.

When the first victim met Nigel Purefoy, 19, on August 20 at the Value Place Hotel he demanded the victim's money. She told him she didn't have any and he produced a gun and threatened to kill her. He then took her cell phone and tablet and fled the scene.

Purefoy struck again on September 4, meeting another woman he had found on the Internet. Barberton police responded to the residential robbery and discovered one of the two suspects matched Purefoy's description.  The suspects fled on foot and abandoned their vehicle at the scene.

Purefoy was arrested and charged with two counts of Aggravated Robbery (F-1).  He was booked into the Summit County Jail.

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