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Cops: Ladson man uses app to lure victims in four armed robberies

Source: CCSO Source: CCSO

Investigators says a Ladson man used a mobile classifieds app to lure victims in four separate armed robberies in the Lowcountry. 

Detectives with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office arrested 18-year-old Jumahn Raymar Tolbert of Ladson and charged him with four counts of armed robbery. 

He was given a $400,000 bond. 

According to CCSO officials, each charge stemmed from meetings between Tolbert and the victims after communicating on the mobile classified app “Letgo."  

"Tolbert, using multiple aliases, agreed to sell a product to the victims and set up meetings in and near the Woodside subdivision in Ladson," CCSO officials said.

Authorities say after the meeting, Tolbert took out a handgun and robbed the victims. 

A report states none of the victims were injured. 

"We would like to remind the public to exercise extreme caution when using online classified websites/apps and when meeting strangers to sell or purchase items," CCSO officials said."Always select a well-lit public location to make the exchange and be aware of your surroundings." 

The first incident was reported on Sept. 7 when the victim said he went to a location on Garwood Drive to meet someone who identified himself as "Deon Brown" to sell him a pair of sunglasses. When the victim got to the meeting place, the suspect took out a gun and demanded the victim's sunglasses and money. 

The victim said the suspect told him to get back in his car and drive off slowly. 

On Sept. 12, the victim went to a location on Waddle Way to buy an iPhone 6 from a subject who identified himself as "Ramone Dixon." When she got to the location, authorities say the suspect gave her the phone, and she in turn gave the suspect money. 

The suspect then told the victim he needed to take the lock code off the phone. When she handed him back the phone, the suspect took out a gun and told the victim,"You are not getting the money or the phone."

The suspect then jumped out of the vehicle and ran through a vacant lot. 

On Sept. 13, deputies responded to a location on Garwood Drive where the victim said she went to that location to meet someone named "Ramone Dixon" to buy an iPhone. The victim said she was with her sister-in-law when she met the suspect who took out a gun and demanded the victim's money. After taking money, the suspect told them to drive away. 

The most recent incident happened on Sept. 14 when a man said he went an address on Garwood Drive to meet someone who identified himself as "Reesey G" to buy an iPhone. The victim said when he arrived at the location, the suspect got into the car with him and spoke about the phone. According to the victim, when he pulled out his wallet to pay for the phone, the suspect took out a black pistol and racked it. 

The suspect then told the victim,"Give me everything you got or I will cap you." 

Authorities say the victim handed the suspect money from his wallet after which the suspect got out of the vehicle and walked away. 

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