Indiana Man Allegedly Commits Armed Robbery, Then Requests Facebook Connection and Date
On May 8, in Indianapolis, Amber Beraun was going about her day, checking her mailbox near her home when Damien Boyce approached her and brandished a gun.
According to Beraun, who spoke with WRTV, she said, "I had a man come up and try to rob me at gunpoint after I got off work late one night."
The assailant demanded that Beraun hand over all of her money, which she complied with. However, what happened next was completely unexpected.
You can watch the video below to hear Amber Beraun recount the moment she was robbed.
After snatching around $100 from her and keeping his gun pointed at her, the robber then inquired if she would allow him to enter her house. However, she firmly declined his request.
"He took it out of his pocket to show me what was going on – let me into your house. I did not do that," Beraun said.
"He really tried to rob me of my own things, but he took away my sense of safety from my own home."
Continuing his unusual requests, Boyce asked Beraun if she would add him as a friend on Facebook.
"I thought if maybe I added him on Facebook, he would leave and he did," she continued.
According to court documents, after the robbery, the perpetrator left a peculiar message for his victim. He complimented her appearance, saying she was too "pretty to rob," and even expressed his intention to return the money.
Additionally, he asked if they could 'chill'.
"Look you know I'mma pay you back. It's a f***ed up way to meet someone, but d*** you was too pretty to rob," Boyce messaged.
"I believe you man. I can tell you're sweet, times just got rough. I know that," Beraun responded.
However, she made it clear that she was already in a relationship and had to reject the criminal's offer.
"It makes me a little on edge knowing that people walk up and down the street, looking for places to commit crimes," Beraun explained.
"It makes it a little different when you hear noises at night."
Despite experiencing remorse for his actions, Boyce was apprehended and charged with armed robbery. His bail bond has been set at $7,500.
Furthermore, he was also arrested for a separate robbery that occurred on June 12. Additional charges include burglary, unlawful possession of a weapon, criminal recklessness, and battery.