By Associated Press 5:14pm, January 27, 2013 - Updated 5:15pm, January 27, 2013State Police are investigating two armed robberies of women at two Newark-area motels.
Police say the first robbery happened about 1 a.m. Saturday at the Comfort Inn on Concord Lane in Newark. A woman and a male suspect had apparently contacted each other through an online social network and arranged a meeting. The suspect met the victim in her motel room, displayed a handgun and demanded money.
Police say the woman complied, and the suspect fled.
In the second incident, two women arranged a similar meeting at 1:45 a.m. with the same suspect at the Econo Lodge on McIntosh Plaza in Newark. Again, the suspect met the women in their motel room, displayed a gun and demanded money. The victims complied, and the suspect fled.
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