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Online messaging leads to violent Chesterfield assault, robbery

Published: Feb. 6, 2016 at 5:02 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 16, 2016 at 5:02 AM EST
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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Chesterfield Police arrested two people and a 15-year-old in connection to an armed robbery and violent assault that left one man with serious injuries. The attack happened at Chesterfield's Falling Creek apartments. Officers need your help tracking down one last suspect.

Police say a man came here to Falling Creek apartments to meet a prostitute he had contacted through a website called backpage.com Police say he ended up being rushed to the hospital after being beaten and robbed by as many as 4 people.

"It's bad out there," said Falling Creek resident Angel Day. "I don't know why people keep doing this stuff. It's not worth it. If you can't get a date at a grocery store or at a bar then don't do it."

Angel remembers not knowing what to think when she saw all the police cars.

"I was wondering what was going on...if it was a drug bust or if somebody was dead," said Day.

Three suspects have been arrested in relation to this case, and police continue to seek a fourth suspect. The fourth suspect is described as a black male, age 20-25, wearing a black hoodie. Teran M. Greene, 19, was charged with robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Natalie E. Jones, 21, was charged with robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and grand larceny. A 15-year-old female was charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.

"I mean this is the internet version of meeting somebody in a back alley," said Dana Schrad with the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police.

Police say the victim is now recovering from serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

"This is a real concern for us...whether it is teenager or college students...they are so used to living on the internet they think it's a safe place," said Schrad. "They have to remember it's not."

And in this case, the hospital visit may just be the beginning of the victim's troubles.

"Keep in mind that even if you are the one who is the victim of, in this case personal injury, you still may be facing criminal charges for soliciting the criminal charges to start with," said Schrad. "So really the best suggestion here is just don't even go there."

This all happened Tuesday, Feb, 2nd around 4:30PM. If you have any information call crime solvers at 804-748-0660.

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