Burlington man robs, assaults woman he met online

Adam Jordan Lowe

Adam Jordan Lowe

BURLINGTON, N.C. — Police are looking for a man accused of assaulting and robbing a woman Tuesday after he met her online.

Police say a the victim went to a home on North Mebane Street around 6:50 p.m. to meet up with a man she met through social media.

After a brief conversation, the victim said Adam Jordan Lowe, 22, of N. Main St., Burlington, assaulted and robbed her, taking an undisclosed amount of money.

Lowe  was last seen running east in the 600 block of North Mebane Street toward Gilmer Street.

Warrants have been issued for common law robbery and assault on a female.

The woman sustained minor injuries and didn’t need medical assistance.

Police ask anyone with information to call 336-229-3500 or Crime Stoppers at 336-229-7100.

10 comments

  • Joseph

    Sometimes there are more “volunteers” than “victims”. Social media is becoming the defacto method of meeting people; and while I have no issues with that, common sense (which many seem to be lacking these days” dictates, that when meeting someone new, you make a practice of meeting in public for the first few times, until you’ve learned enough about that individual to afford them a bit more trust. Additionally, until you’re ready for that individual (male or female) to know where you live, never take a direct route home, and watch your rearview mirror to ensure you’re not being followed by that person or any of their associates. This last measure may appear to be a bit extreme, however, it is necessary for the world in which we now live.

      • Joseph

        Actually, no. I don’t use the Internet to find a mate–I’m happily married. However, with the rapidity of these types of incidences, the onus is on the individual to proceed with caution and common sense.

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