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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 4:23pm
El Paso, TX (KDBC) — El Paso Police arrested and charged four people with aggravated robbery in connection with an alleged 'Craigslist' transaction gone bad.
EPPD says that Jerry Jameson, 21, James Collins, 19, Harrison Chambers, 19 and Gabrielle Wells, 20, were all involved in a cell phone robbery in El Paso's Lower Valley Monday night.
The incident occurred outside a home in the 7800 block of Montecito around 8 p.m. Monday evening after the 26-year-old victim was contacted about a cell phone he had placed for sale on Craigslist. The victim was contacted and a meeting was set up.
While the victim was outside the home speaking with one of the men, another man struck him in the head with what was later determined to be a crow bar. The men then stole the phone and ran to a nearby truck.
A witness to the crime saw the men fleeing the scene after hearing the victim scream for help. The witness followed the truck until police were able to locate them and take them into custody.
Officers identified the driver as 20-year-old Gabrielle Wells. Jameson, Collins and Chambers were all inside of the truck. EPPD arrested all four and have since charged then with Aggravated Robbery.
All four were transported to the El Paso County Detention Facility. Wells bond was set at $15,000, Collins at $10,000, Jameson at $15,000 and Chambers at $15,000.
The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and is recovering.