Bizarre scam involving a married couple


Decatur IL – Police arrested a married couple for what police call a bizarre scam.


29 year old Robert Lyles and 23 year old Brittney Smith were arrested on kidnapping and armed robbery charges. Investigators say they allegedly conspired with another man to rob a 26 year old, who is mildly autistic, at gun point.


They pretended to be friends with the man while plotting to steal seven grand from him. Police say the man was not harmed and the couple is being held in the Macon County jail.

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