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Two Men Kidnapped, Robbed By Masked Men When Arriving For Dates Set Up Online

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Two first dates went horribly wrong when unsuspecting men showed up to see a woman they met online but instead were beaten by masked men.

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IRIKA SARGENT: Now to two first dates that went horribly wrong. Unsuspecting men showing up to see the same woman they met online, only to get beat up by masked men. And there's even more to this. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot is live with what she's learned about these dating disasters. Suzanne?

SUZANNE LE MIGNOT: Irika, one of the men ended up in the hospital. He's in fair condition. The second man punched repeatedly in the face. He refused medical treatment.

Last night around 10 o'clock, a man went to meet a woman here at 47th and Ingleside in the Kenwood neighborhood. Police say the 21-year-old man had connected with her online. She brought him into an apartment here, where he was attacked by four masked men. One of them had a gun.

- The victim was taken to the basement apartment, then beat up, and the car was taken.

SUZANNE LE MIGNOT: They forced the man into his SUV and drove to the 7800 block of South Saginaw. That's where they forced him out of his vehicle and took his cell phone.

- Made him give up the password to his phone. Looks like it was a white 2014 Jeep that was taken.

SUZANNE LE MIGNOT: About 30 minutes later, a 21-year-old man met a similar fate at the same location. He told police, he arrived here to meet a woman he met online. He was immediately attacked by four men. They punched him repeatedly. He ran away. The attackers caught up with him and showed him a handgun and a knife. That's when they forced him into his tan Dodge Nitro and drove to an ATM here on the 6700 block of South Cottage, where they made him withdraw money.

They took his wallet, then forced him out of the SUV at 67th and Cottage. Officers spotted the vehicle here at 67th and Rhodes, where four people were arrested. Among them, police say, the woman the victim's went to meet.

Now police say charges are pending. Advice from police when it comes to online dating-- always meet in a public place, and let a friend know where you're going. At Chicago Police Headquarters. Suzanne Le Mignot, CBS 2 News.