NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Police are searching for three suspects accused of robbing, abducting and carjacking a Sailor after an arranged Craigslist meeting.
According to Harold Eley with the Newport News Police Department, the Sailor met a woman on Craigslist he only knew as "Chantz" and arranged to meet her on May 17 in Newport News. When she got into his vehicle, two black male suspects got in the backseat. The woman told the victim she needed to run an errand, and he agreed to drive to an apartment.
One of the male suspects pulled out a black revolver and forced the victim to switch positions in the vehicle with the woman. Eley said the victim was forced to give the woman his credit union Visa card and pin number and they drove to the credit union to withdraw money from his account.
The suspects then forced the victim out of his car at Pocahontas Drive and Flint Drive and took off. Officer later found the vehicle abandoned.
Along with the victim's cash, the suspects also took his cell phone, keys, a Carlo Robelli 6-string guitar and a digital camera.
The female suspect is described as a black female in her early 20s with a thin build standing 5'3" to 5'5". She was wearing jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt at the time of the robbery.
One male suspect is described as a black male in his early 20s with a dark complexion standing 5'10". He is said to be about 175 pounds and has dreads or cornrows. He was wearing dark clothing and was the one carrying the revolver.
The other male suspect is described as a black male in his early 20s standing 5'10" and weighing 175 pounds. He was wearing jeans and a sweatshirt at the time of the robbery.
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