Three men who visited a the New York City gay leather bar The Eagle were robbed of thousands of dollars using facial recognition access on their phones, the New York Police Department has confirmed.
The three men visited a Chelsea gay leather bar, The Eagle NYC, on separate nights in October and November and were each robbed of $1,000 to $5,000, according to the NYPD’s deputy commissioner of public information.
Police believe the criminals used facial recognition to access the victims’ phones and funds once they were drugged or otherwise incapacitated after they left the bar., according to Capt. Robert Gault of the city’s 10th Precinct.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing, authorities said.
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