Two teens charged in Craiglist robberies

October 5, 2009 1:25:23 PM PDT
Two teenagers have been arrested in a series of robberies in which, police say, they lured their victims through the website Craigslist.The suspects, Theodore Graham, 16, and Anthony Owens, 16, will be charged as adults in the crimes.

The first incident happened on January 18th when a 45-year-old man responded to an ad for a computer for sale in the 3600 block of Stanton Street. When he arrived, he was robbed at gunpoint for the $700 he had on him to buy the computer. His iPhone was also stolen.

Then, on July 5th, a 49-year-old man responded to an ad for a plasma TV for sale in the 2600 bock of Roberts Avenue. He was invited inside, and soon realized the property was abandoned. When he tried to leave, the man pulled a gun on him and stole the $900 from him and his cell phone.

Finally, on September 29th, a 48-year-old man also went to the 2600 block of Roberts for a Macintosh computer for sale. He was also invited inside, and once there the suspect put a gun to his head, stealing $550.

There were no injuries in any of the cases.