Man accused of beating, robbery using fake Craigslist ad

September 23, 2011 12:28:25 PM PDT
A man is accused of beating and robbing another man who responded to his fake advertisement.

Abe Lincoln Dibrell, 18, is charged with two counts of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

According to court documents, the victim told police he found an ad on Craigslist for an iPhone for sale. He called the seller and agreed to meet them at a public park on Yellowstone Blvd in southeast Houston on September 4. The victim, and his brother, say two men met them at the park when one of the men, later identified as Dibrell, produced a pistol and struck the victim with it while the second suspect maintained control of the victim's brother, court documents state. The victim said Dibrell took his wallet during the beating.

Court documents show the victim passed out during the assault and needed medical attention for his injuries.

Investigators say they determined that a phone used by the suspects in a Craigslist ad was issued to Dibrell. Investigators showed a photo array to the victim's brother and they say he positively identified Dibrell.

According to police, Dibrell was also charged for another robbery that happened on August 16.

Houston police say there may be more victims.

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