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Sep 23, 2010 3:29 PM by Kate Mundy

Local Men Lured into Traps by Female from Craigslist

Two Lafayette Parish men are lured into traps after setting up meetings with a female from the Friendship section of Craigslist.

A Carencro man was robbed by two men at gunpoint in Lafayette and forced to drive to an ATM.  It happened 12:35 am on September 23rd. The 22 year old victim arrived at  550 Eraste Landry Road to meet the woman, when he was approached by two black males with handguns and forced back into his vehicle. 

The suspects had the victim drive them to a nearby ATM where he parked his car.  He attempted to get away and was hit with a handgun. He received minor injuries. As the victim ran from the scene he heard two gunshots. 

In a separate crime, a 32 year old male victim from Youngsville drove to the 100 block of South Washington Street to meet a female he met on the website Craigslist. 

When the victim arrived at 2:00 a.m. he was led to the rear of the residence by an unknown female.  As the female entered the backyard she began running and two black males with handguns approached the victim.  The victim was ordered to the ground and his vehicle keys were taken.  The suspects took several items from the vehicle and then fled the scene. 

The victim flagged down a police officer approximately 10 minutes later.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.

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