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Social media meet turns into armed robbery
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A robbery-turned shootout left one Atlanta resident without $1,000 and landed a female teenager in jail last week.

Conyers resident Jazmyne Booker-Mitchell, 17, is being charged with armed robbery and theft by taking, a felony, for her alleged role she played in helping two male suspects rob the 24-year-old male victim.

Sometime shortly before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, the victim went to meet up with Booker-Mitchell.

The victim told Rockdale County Sheriff's Office deputies that he couldn't find the exact address that was given to him by Booker-Mitchell, but was able to pick her up at a block in the Country Lane Drive area.

"(The victim) said that once (Booker-Mitchell) was in his vehicle, she told him not to park in her driveway because her brother was home and she wanted to enter her house without her brother knowing (he) was with her," the deputy wrote in the report. "I was told by (the victim) that at this point he was still unclear where (Booker-Mitchell) actually lived."

After driving for a short while, the victim says he parked in the 1300 block of Country Lane Drive, at which point the two got out of the vehicle and began walking.

As they were walking two males approach them with guns drawn and told the victim to "give me what you have."

The victim told the assailants that he didn't have anything to give and then drew his firearm, according to the deputy's report. The victim says they fired shots at him, so he fired one or two shots back. No was injured during the exchange of gunfire.

"(The victim) said that he was then chased by the males to J.H. House Elementary School and that once there one of the males told him, ‘You have to get your car, this is my neighborhood,' before both males left," the deputy wrote.

The victim then told deputies that he then went to a house in the 2800 block of Ga. Highway 20 to call law enforcement. When the RCSO deputy arrived on the scene, he transported the victim back to the 1300 block of Country Lane Drive where his vehicle was parked.

The victim's 2011 Jeep Compass was not in the place the victim had parked, but shards of broken glass and his cellphone case that was located in the vehicle were found on the ground. His vehicle was later found in the cul-de-sac of Country Brook Court, located near where he left his vehicle.

The victim says that $1,000 in cash was located in the vehicle. The victim also reportedly had multiple condoms with him.

The Rockdale Sheriff's Office believes that the robbery was a setup and that Booker-Mitchell led the man to the location purposefully to be robbed, says RCSO Cpl. Michael Camp.

Camp says that several items, including a gun magazine for the man's firearm and his identification card which were both located in the man's SUV, were found in her residence located at 1200 Country Lane Drive.

"That kind of established that she was involved," he said. "Basically, she lured him to the robbery, so her actions are just as important as the actually gunmen."

The victim told investigators he and Booker-Mitchell spoke on a chatting app and were meeting for a "romantic encounter."

Booker-Mitchell is currently in the Rockdale County Jail with no bond set.

Camp says the RCSO is still investigating the situation but haven't been able to identify the other two suspects involved.