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Gangs using teenage girls to 'honey trap' older men

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Newstalk ZB ,
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Christchurch,
Publish Date
Thursday, 21 February 2019, 3:07p.m.
Men are lured to meet the young girls and are then beaten up and robbed. (Photo / Getty)
Men are lured to meet the young girls and are then beaten up and robbed. (Photo / Getty)

Teenage girls are being used as "honeytraps" to lure older Christchurch men. 

Gangs are using women as young as 16-years-old to target unsuspecting men who are then being beaten, kidnapped and robbed. 

The tactic is called "honey-trapping". 

Police say women are reaching out to men online, arranging to meet with them, then the gangs step in. 

They say a 45-year-old man picked up two 17-year-olds from a Woolston address in late December, before being beaten and robbed of his car, cellphone and wallet. 

Police are investigating another incident, but say it's only a "small part" of gang communities.

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