An Ohio man who went to a Newark hotel room to meet a woman he met on Craigslist ended up being robbed, police reported.
The robbery happened at 6:18 p.m. Saturday at the Embassy Suites at 654 S. College Ave., according to Lt. Fred Nelson, a spokesman for the Newark Police Department.
When the 44-year-old man went to the hotel room to rendezvous with the woman, he was instead met at the door by two men who forcibly went through his pockets and stole cash, Nelson said.
Police staked out the hotel room and eventually arrested the two men, identified as 20-year-old Kevin Bullock and 18-year-old Gerard Stanfield, both residents of Baltimore, Nelson said.
Bullock and Stanfield were each charged with second-degree robbery and second-degree conspiracy and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $2,000 secured bond.
Nelson said it is not clear whether the victim traveled to Newark for the purpose of meeting the woman, or if he was already in the area when he responded to the Craigslist ad.