Crime

May 15, 2014

Two jailed after Craigslist sale ends in robbery

Prosecutors charged Brittany L. Frazier, 26, and Dwayne F. Gordon, 28, both of Kansas City, each with first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. They were in jail Thursday in lieu of a $100,000 bond each.

Jackson County prosecutors charged a man and woman with robbery after they allegedly stole a video game system at gunpoint Tuesday from a man who was trying to sell the equipment on Craigslist.

Prosecutors charged Brittany L. Frazier, 26, and Dwayne F. Gordon, 28, both of Kansas City, each with first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. They were in jail Thursday in lieu of a $100,000 bond each.

The 40-year-old victim told police that a woman contacted him about an ad he had placed to sell a Sony PlayStation 3, with two controllers and three games, for $205. He agreed to meet her at an apartment building in the 9500 block of Drury Avenue.

When he arrived about 11 a.m. Tuesday, the woman exited a building with a man she identified as her brother. They said they only had $175. They asked the seller to drive to another apartment building around the corner to get the rest of the cash. He drove the pair to a nearby parking lot, where they exited with the video game system.

The man pulled a gun and told the seller, “You know what this is,” according to police reports. They fled southbound through the complex. The victim immediately called police.

Officers reviewed surveillance video from the complex, which showed the pair arriving in a white Pontiac with distinct accessories, including side molding, blue lights that illuminated under the vehicle, a dual exhaust system and a license plate bracket. After officers distributed the description over their police radio, two patrol officers said they had just seen the vehicle near Longview Road and Palmer Avenue. The officers located the car and pulled it over.

To reach Christine Vendel, call 816-234-4438 or send email to cvendel@kcstar.com.

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