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Tahj R. Thomas

New charges for Craigslist suspect

A Fort Wayne man already facing three robbery charges in local holdups related to online classified ads now faces an additional preliminary robbery charge as part of the investigation into the first three robberies.

The newest charge against Tahj R. Thomas, 18, of the 5400 block of Gaywood Drive, is linked to a robbery in mid-May in which he is accused of robbing someone who responded to a Craigslist ad to buy a video game console, according to the probable cause affidavit.

The victim had flagged down a police officer near Candlelite Apartments to say he was just robbed at gunpoint.

The man told police he arrived at the apartment complex to buy an Xbox and was met by Thomas, who told the victim to come to the rear of the apartment building, put a gun to his forehead and robbed him of his money, watch and phone, the report said.

Police then arranged a meeting with Thomas under the guise of buying an Xbox and arrested him when they met to conduct the sale, according to the affidavit.

Thomas told police he robbed the previous victim and that he had intended to rob whoever showed up to buy the video game system the night he was arrested.

Thomas was held without bail.

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