Man accused of using social media for burglary
FARMINGTON — A Colorado man accused of using an online dating platform in an alleged armed robbery is facing a new set of charges for allegedly burglarizing a woman’s home and assaulting her at gunpoint, stealing her vehicle and property.
Patrick Atencio, 20, is facing eight charges, including aggravated burglary, intimidation of a witness, vehicle theft and assault with intent to commit a violent felony, according to court records.
He is accused of entering a residence with a handgun, punching the alleged female victim in the face, and stealing her Ford Mustang and various property, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.
Atencio was charged in October along with Amanda Barela for allegedly robbing a Farmington man at gunpoint after Barela arranged a meeting with the victim on the Plenty of Fish online dating platform, The Daily Times previously reported.