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Sat January 19, 2013

Mandeville Man Robbed During Online Date

Mandevillle police say a couple is accused robbing a 53-year-old man at knifepoint while the victim and one of the suspects were together after arranging a meeting on an online dating website.

The Times-Picayune reports 23-year-old Kasi Lynn Ferguson of Belle Chasse and 22-year-old Blaise Thomas Pertuit of Westwego were arrested Tuesday and booked with one count each of armed robbery.

Lt. Gerald Sticker says Ferguson and the victim arranged a meeting through the online dating website SeekingArrangement.com.

Sticker said Ferguson and the victim were sitting in his car at around 1 a.m. Sunday when Pertuit arrived and pulled the victim from the car at knifepoint.

He says the couple beat and robbed the victim.

Sticker says police found the victim's watch and camera at Ferguson's home.

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