Two accused of luring robbery victims with fake iPad ad on Craigslist

Police have arrested two men who are suspected of robbing people at gunpoint after luring them to a restaurant parking lot with fake ads on Craigslist.

Anthony Paige, 17, of Crowley, Texas, and Kentha McDowell, 30, of Fort Worth, Texas, each face a charge of aggravated . Bond for McDowell was set at $35,000, and bond for Paige was set at $50,000.

Paige and McDowell were arrested in connection with the robbery of three men who arrived at a restaurant parking lot Nov. 30 in Fort Worth expecting to buy an , a police report said.

When the three men met the sellers, the suspects refused to meet inside, the report said.

The men told police that the suspects pulled a gun on them and took cash and personal items and then drove away, the report said.

An was issued for McDowell. Officers surrounded his house on East Mulkey Street about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and arrested him without incident.

About the same time, officers saw Paige go into his grandparents' house next door, and he was arrested him as well, police said.


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