Jan 21, 2016 10:26 AM
Police: Robbery victim lured to Somersworth apartment by woman via Craigslist post; 2 arrested
SOMERSWORTH - A man who was lured to a Main Street address by a Craigslist and Backpage online post, was assaulted and robbed by three men, according to police, who say they believe similar robberies have been committed by the same suspects.
One of the three men - along with a woman who initially met the victim at the apartment - have been arrested and are expected to be charged with conspiracy to commit robbery. A third suspect has been identified but is not yet in custody.
Police say they were called to an apartment at 240 Main Street for a reported robbery last Sunday around 6:45 a.m.
There they learned the victim had met a woman at the apartment in response to an ad posted on Craig's List and Backpage. While he was at the apartment, he said he was attacked and had an undetermined amount of money is taken from him. According to police, he suffered numerous facial injuries during the robbery.
Following the investigation, police made two arrests:
Felicia Smart, 22, of 220 Long Shore Road, in Barrington, was arrested at 6 Plaza Terrance in Somersworth and charged with violation of probation. Police say they expect to bring additional charges of conspiracy to commit robbery and falsifying physical evidence. Smart was being held at the Strafford County jail.
Edwin Dorr, 29, of 6 Plaza Terrace, in Somersworth, was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery. He is being held at the Strafford County jail with bail set at $10,000 cash and an arraignment scheduled for Jan. 21.
Police have an arrest warrant for a third suspect also charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.
He is identified as Joel Leary, 21, of 16 McKeavney Road, of Milton. Leary is described as 6-foot-1-inch tall, 170 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes. Police say he has ties to Dover and Rochester as well as Somerworth.
As part of the investigation, police say they have evidence leading investigators to believe that these suspects have been involved in similar robberies in the past.
Anyone with information about this incident or incidents like it involving these suspects is asked to contact the Somersworth Police Department at 692-3131 or the Crimeline at 692-2111.