St. Louis County police filed charges against a couple in connection to a January robbery and shooting of a man in Florissant they met through an online dating site.
Donzell Curry, 24, of Florissant, and Roneka Jenkins, 24, of Belleville, who are dating, created a fake profile on the dating app Plenty of Fish as a robbery scheme. When a man came to Curry’s house in the 4600 block of Whisper Creek on Jan. 10, Curry was armed and tried to rob the man, according to St. Louis County police spokesman Benjamin Granda.
The victim was also armed, and the two men exchanged gunfire. Both men were shot and survived. Curry gave inconsistent statements to police and was eventually arrested and charged with attempted robbery, assault and two counts of armed criminal action. Jenkins was charged with attempted robbery and tampering with evidence. Photos used in the Plenty of Fish profile were found on the Jenkins’ phone, and she had deleted the dating app and associated texts. Jenkins has admitted to the charges, Granda said.
Police believe the couple could have attempted similar robberies in the area. Any with information should call 314-615-8634.