Man robbed after setting up date with Craigslist escort
Most Canadian Craigslist websites did not display the controversial 'erotic services' section on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010.
VICTORIA - Police in Victoria say they've arrested a woman after a man's date with an escort he found on Craigslist ended in robbery and extortion.
A news release says a 26-year-old man in Victoria arranged "early-morning rendezvous" with an escort agency he found on the popular classifieds website.
He woke up to find his computer missing, and then received text messages demanding $2,000 cash for the return of his computer.
The man then contacted police, who told him to continue sending text messages and arrange a meeting under the surveillance of officers.
Police arrested a 28-year-old woman who showed up to meet the man at a gas station in Victoria on Tuesday evening.
The woman faces charges of extortion and possession of stolen property.