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Tue., June 14, 2011, 10 a.m.

Facebook arrangement leads to robbery

A Post Falls man who was to bring $75 to a meeting in a Spokane park with a girl he met on Facebook was instead robbed at gunpoint by two men, police say.

The victim said he'd arranged to meet the 17-year-old girl at Corbin Park Saturday at 11 p.m.  The reason for the meeting has not been released.

When he got in her Chevy Tahoe, two men later identified as David M. Martinez, 22, and Brendan T. Dalla, 20, pointed handguns at him and demanded his money, according to court documents. One threatened "to shoot him between his shoulder blades" if he looked at anyone in the vehicle. The victim gave the men his wallet and iPhone before being kicked out of the car and calling police.

Spokane police officers stopped the suspects at North Monroe Street and West Boone Avenue and located two handguns in the car, as well as an iPhone.

Martinez and Dalla were booked into Spokane County Jail for first-degree robbery; the girl was booked into juvenile detention.

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