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Man robbed, stuffed in trunk after responding to Craigslist ad

Posted at 3:04 PM, Mar 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-18 17:43:50-04

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- Authorities are searching for three suspects who robbed a man and forced him into the trunk of his car Thursday night in Hanover County.

Deputies were called to the 15000 block of Taliaferro Lane around 9:15 p.m. for a robbery report.

The victim said he had responded to a Craigslist ad for a vehicle when he met up with a woman near West Patrick Henry Road and Taliaferro Lane. She told him to follow her to the end of Taliaferro Lane.

That's where deputies said two suspects ran out of the woods and hit the victim, The men then stole his wallet, cell phone and keys before forcing him into the trunk of his car. The suspects then drove off in their car, authorities said.

Not long after, the man managed to free himself and went to a nearby home where he was able to call for help.

Officials said the suspects' vehicle, which had been stolen on March 12, was recovered around 1:45 a.m. in Richmond.

The suspects were only described as a black female and two black males.

The victim suffered minor injuries.

If you have information that could help investigators, call  the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at 804-365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

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