NewsLocal News

Actions

Man accused of using dating apps to steal dates’ cars arrested

Vehicle stolen Feb. 12 later recovered in Virginia Beach.
Posted: 8:28 PM, Feb 15, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-15 23:45:12-05
tylik.PNG

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A man wanted by police for allegedly using dating apps to meet up before stealing items from his dates has been arrested.

Henrico Police said 21-year-old Tylik Sayvon Davis used dating apps to set up dates. After the initial encounter, Davis is accused of stealing items from his victims -- including their cars.

In fact, police said the last vehicle he stole Feb. 12 was later recovered in Virginia Beach.

After warrants were issued for his arrest, officials said Saturday that Davis was arrested in Richmond.

Henrico Police offered these personal safety tips when meeting someone for the first time:

• Meet in a public place and not at your home
• Avoid putting a lot of personal details on your profile
• Arrange your own transportation
• Keep friends and family aware of plans

Anyone with additional about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000 or submit a tip online at www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smart phones may also be used. All three Crime Stoppers methods of contact are anonymous.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can submit a news tip here.