Woman attacked in Craigslist scam
POSTED: Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 11:53am
UPDATED: Monday, August 29, 2011 - 3:39pm
Baton Rouge, La (NBC33) — NBC33 News has alerted you to scams and dangers on the internet. For one Baton Rouge woman, a Craigslist offer nearly proved deadly.
21-year-old Jamarcus Simmons and 18-year-old Niketra Deloach are accused of posting an ad on Craigslist - selling two IPhones for $550.
A woman contacted Simmons and Deloach to buy the phones, and that's when Baton Rouge Police say the duo invited her over to their home. When she arrived, Deloach and Simmons allegedly pulled guns on her and demanded cash.
Then, BRPD says, they stole the victim's cell phone and laptop computer. And, get this, it's not the first time the duo is accused of posting fake ads on Craigslist. BRPD investigators say they called the telephone number from the Craigslist ad, and Deloach answered the phone.
Deloach is facing one count of armed robbery. Simmons is facing two counts of armed robbery. Police urge you to use extreme caution any time you are dealing with someone you've met on the internet.