Craigslist killer may have struck again

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    he Craigslist killer stalking Hub hookers for their cash appears to have struck again, but this time he attempted to rob a woman offering “private dances” in a hotel in Rhode Island.

    Warwick, R.I., police confirm this morning that a man matching the description of Boston’s Caucasian killer held a 26-year-old woman at gunpoint last night at a Holiday Inn Express and demanded all her money.

    “She was offering private dances on Craigslist,” Warwick Lt. Joseph Coffey tells the Herald.

    The armed suspect, a white male with blond hair dressed in jeans and a dark jacket, tied up the woman with a plastic cord at 11:17 p.m. and attempted to rob her cash, Coffey said.

    “The woman’s husband then came into the room and (the suspect) held him up too, but gave up and then fled,” the officer said. “The woman was not injured and nothing was taken.”

    The husband chased the suspect for a short time, Coffey added, but broke it off and returned to his rattled wife.

    Warwick Police Chief Steve McCartney told the Herald they are doubling back to the victim, pressing her and her husband for more information. McCartney said police want to know exactly what kind of weapon was used.

    Warwick police may release surveillance photos this afternoon after conferring with Boston police.

    “We want to know more about what happened last night,” McCartney said.

    The description of the Warwick attacker is a direct match to the cold-blooded crook who has been targeting hookers and a masseuse around Copley Square.

    All three woman attacked, so far, advertised their erotic services on the Craigslist.org free-for-all site.

    Boston Police spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll said today it’s “too soon to tell” if this is the same suspect. She said Boston cops are working with Warwick police on the case and “proceeding with caution.”

    “We’re not sure,” said Driscoll, who added new information is being weighed as the chase for the sex-scene prowler intensifies.

    Coffey said Warwick police might have surveillance footage of the suspect in last night’s attack, which they may make public. He added the suspect was about six-feet tall and was “clean cut” – a dead-on match to Boston’s Copley killer.

    Warwick police are warning all hotels in the region to be on the lookout for the Craigslist stalker.

    The attack comes just two days after Julissa Brisman, a 26-year-old stunner from New York City offering her services on Craigslist as a masseuse, was shot to death in her hotel room at Marriott Copley Place.



    This group of surveillance photos show of a ‘person of interest’ wanted for questioning in the murder Tuesday night of Julissa Brisman at the Copley Marriott and a robbery April 10 at the Westin.

    he Craigslist killer stalking Hub hookers for their cash appears to have struck again, but this time he attempted to rob a woman offering “private dances” in a hotel in Rhode Island.

    Warwick, R.I., police confirm this morning that a man matching the description of Boston’s Caucasian killer held a 26-year-old woman at gunpoint last night at a Holiday Inn Express and demanded all her money.

    “She was offering private dances on Craigslist,” Warwick Lt. Joseph Coffey tells the Herald.

    The armed suspect, a white male with blond hair dressed in jeans and a dark jacket, tied up the woman with a plastic cord at 11:17 p.m. and attempted to rob her cash, Coffey said.

    “The woman’s husband then came into the room and (the suspect) held him up too, but gave up and then fled,” the officer said. “The woman was not injured and nothing was taken.”

    The husband chased the suspect for a short time, Coffey added, but broke it off and returned to his rattled wife.

    Warwick Police Chief Steve McCartney told the Herald they are doubling back to the victim, pressing her and her husband for more information. McCartney said police want to know exactly what kind of weapon was used.

    Warwick police may release surveillance photos this afternoon after conferring with Boston police.

    “We want to know more about what happened last night,” McCartney said.

    The description of the Warwick attacker is a direct match to the cold-blooded crook who has been targeting hookers and a masseuse around Copley Square.

    All three woman attacked, so far, advertised their erotic services on the Craigslist.org free-for-all site.

    Boston Police spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll said today it’s “too soon to tell” if this is the same suspect. She said Boston cops are working with Warwick police on the case and “proceeding with caution.”

    “We’re not sure,” said Driscoll, who added new information is being weighed as the chase for the sex-scene prowler intensifies.

    Coffey said Warwick police might have surveillance footage of the suspect in last night’s attack, which they may make public. He added the suspect was about six-feet tall and was “clean cut” – a dead-on match to Boston’s Copley killer.

    Warwick police are warning all hotels in the region to be on the lookout for the Craigslist stalker.

    The attack comes just two days after Julissa Brisman, a 26-year-old stunner from New York City offering her services on Craigslist as a masseuse, was shot to death in her hotel room at Marriott Copley Place.

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    Craigslist killer may have struck again - BostonHerald.com
     

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