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Third woman charged in Craigslist ad attempted robbery

Posted August 18, 2010 6:32 a.m. EDT

— A third Wendell woman has been charged with holding at gunpoint and trying to rob a Raleigh man they lured with a Craigslist ad.

Sherie Brooks, 32, of 320 Broughton Road, was arrested Tuesday on charges of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit to armed robbery.

Two sisters, Acqua Bullock, 21, and Sherida Bullock, 28, both of 306 Windy Hill Drive, face the same charges in the June 9 incident.

Investigators with the Wake County Sheriff's Office said that Ibrahima Diouf responded a Craigslist ad and agreed to meet the women to buy six smart phones for $1,100.

Instead, the women allegedly held Diouf at gunpoint and started shooting when he did not give them money. Diouf wasn't hurt, but a bullet hit his car.

Brooks was placed in the Wake County jail under a $75,000 secured bond. Her first court appearance was set for Wednesday morning. Acqua and Sherida Bullock were given separate $125,000 bonds.

Brooks' criminal record dates to 1997 and includes convictions for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a firearm into property and possession of drugs with intent to sell, according to state Department of Correction records.