Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Craigslist Robber Caught

Authorities arrested Phillip Griffin on Monday in the weekend armed robbery and beating of two men who thought they were responding to a Craigslist ad for a 1984-85 black Chevy Monte Carlo.

The victims, both 21 years old, went to a location on Wheeler Road at First Avenue around 6:40 p.m. Sunday and were sitting in their car when the two robbers pulled them out of the vehicle and robbed them of $5,500 brought to purchase the car as well as a wallet and an expensive cell phone.

When the victims resisted, they were either threatened with a gun or struck with a weapon, a report states. Griffin, 20, of Hephzibah, was charged Monday with two counts of armed robbery.

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