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.