NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Police have arrested a man who is suspected of robbing a woman after she posted an ad on the classified advertising website, Back Page.
Police say a woman was at the Best Western Motel in the 500 block of Operations Drive on January 2 when she was robbed at gunpoint.
The victim was a 23-year-old woman who said she got a text message from an unknown male answering her Back Page ad.
The man was wearing a black beanie, black hooded sweatshirt, and blue jeans when he got to the victim’s room. He then reportidely asked if she was alone and showed a black handgun.
The suspect then robbed the victim of her cash and her cell phone before leaving on foot.
On Tuesday police said the suspect was identified as 28-year-old Craig Alexander Brodie.
Brodie is charged with one count each of robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He was placed in the custody of the Newport News City Jail after turning himself in to police on January 13.