Teen accused of luring teens to robbery via online dating website

SPRING, TX (KTRK) -- An 18-year-old girl is accused of luring teens on an online dating website and then, with the help of her boyfriend, robbing the teens at gunpoint.

Harris County Precinct 4 Assistant Chief Mark Herman says Candace Mesa set up an ad on meetme.com inviting teens to a party. On November 29, four males in their late teens and early 20's arrived to Mesa's house and were instructed to walk to the backyard. Authorities say that's when two armed men greeted the group of men.

Two of the victims were able to run away. The other two, according to authorities, were pistol whipped before being robbed of their car keys, wallets and cellphones. All four victims were able to meet up minutes later and ran to a nearby gas station for help.

Candace Mesa and Nicholas Prier, 20, have been charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and are out on bond. Deputies are still looking for two possible suspects.
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