Thieves Caught Using Sex Website To Lure Johns, Than Rob Them
Kenner police arrested two men and a woman accused of using various websites and social media to arrange rendezvous that turned into robberies, according to authorities.
Kristen Faye Gisclair, 24, Raphael Brooks, 37, and Cortland Patterson, 26, were booked with two counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, armed robbery, attempted armed robbery and simple burglary, said Lt. Brian McGregor, spokesman for the Kenner Police Department.
Based on statements from the suspects, detectives believe they committed at least four robberies, but only two have been reported, McGregor said. In the two reported cases, the victims were directed to an alley between the buildings at the suspects' condominium complex in the 4100 block of Georgia Avenue in Kenner, LA.
The first holdup occurred just after midnight on Sept. 10. The 24-year-old victim told police he found an advertisement for a woman who identified herself as Jasmine on Backpage.com, McGregor said.
The man reached out to Jasmine via Instagram, and he agreed to pay her $100 for sex, according to authorities. But when he arrived at the Georgia Avenue address she gave him, the victim told police he was met by two men, one armed with a rifle, McGregor said.
The robbers took property from the victim and from his vehicle.
On Thursday (Sept. 21) a 27-year-old man told police he had "hooked up" with a woman named Nikki on the website "Plenty of Fish," and planned to meet her at the Georgia Avenue address she directed him to, McGregor said.
But when he arrived just before 10:30 p.m., he noticed a woman standing out front. Nikki told the the victim the woman was his landlord and instructed him to wait until she went inside before coming to the condo, an arrest report said.
Nikki lured the man into an alley between the buildings where two men were waiting, again armed with a rifle. The male robbers put the rifle to the victim's head and searched his pockets, stealing $90 cash and a cellphone, McGregor said.
Police who responded to the incident Thursday night decided to speak with the woman the victim spotted just before the robbery. She actually was the landlord of the four-plex and told investigators she had three tenants who matched the descriptions of the robbers, according to an arrest report.
Police took Gisclair, Brooks and Patterson into custody Friday morning. Gisclair admitted the scheme to authorities. She also confessed to speaking to the victims by telephone and directing them to Georgia Avenue for the robberies.
Date Posted: Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 , Total Page Views: 1731