Ride From Airport No Good Deed: Woman Robs Victim of $5,000 With Help From Fellow Thugs, Cops Say

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Image: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
Darren Ross, 25, is suspected of helping three other people rob a Florida visitor of $5,000.

Taking a cab from the airport this weekend would have been cheaper -- and a whole lot less frightening -- for a Florida visitor who was robbed of $5,000.

The victim, who wasn't named in court records, was picked up at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Saturday at about 3:45 p.m. by an acquaintance, 23-year-old Valerie Prieto.

Records don't state the nature of their relationship. But they were apparently supposed to check into a hotel together, and she knew the victim was loaded with cash. He didn't mind when Prieto suggested they stop at a friend's home first to buy some pot.

Prieto convinced the guy to come with her into the house at 4619 South 20th Street, and he quickly found himself looking into the barrel of a gun.

Darren Ross, 25, searched the victim's clothing while an unknown suspect held a gun to the man's head, demanding he give them everything he had, the victim later told police.


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Image: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
Travis Raines, 23, is one of the suspects in the Sunday robbery.

As if that wasn't enough, Travis Raines, 23, then walked into the living room from a bedroom -- and he was armed with an assault rifle. As the victim begged for his life, the thugs stole the five grand he had in his wallet, plus his iPhone and some credit cards, records state.

The guy ran to a corner liquor store and called police as soon as they freed him. Prieto fled in a car with Ross, but cops caught up to them soon after.

There's no word on the fourth suspect, whose name still isn't known to police.

Later, the victim told police he'd been in contact with the woman for a couple of weeks prior to flying out, and that she knew he had $5,000.

"Too trusting" is likely no longer one of the victim's character traits.

No mug shot was available for Prieto, by the way.





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16 comments
Bre
Bre

Fuck everybody hating Travis Raines is one of the few people innocent in this case stupid muthafuckas don't believe everything you read none of you don't even Know these people personally!!! Who Da fuck are any of you to be on Da internet saying wat you know!! None of you were there so don't speak about shit you don't know about!!!! This News article is nothing but slander & When Travis Raines walks you'll all be looking stupid!!!

alehound
alehound

Damn, they all look alike....

Shadder13
Shadder13

Man look at the bulbous lips on that one faggot! Ha ha I bet he sucks a lot of dick.

Nosey White Guy
Nosey White Guy

Couple of questions:1. What happened to the female's photo? She must not be black...2. Are the cops actively looking for the 4th person who seems to be the ring leader?3. If the robbery is already taking place, why would you enter the room with a shotgun Travis Raines? Hope 7+ years in prison brings you some comman sense4. How innocent can this "victim" be if he goes to the poorest part of town to buy "pot", carries $5K in his pocket (not even Larry Fitzgerald does that), and plans to have sex with someone at a hotel later on? And he's considered the "good guy/innocent visitor"5. When will black people learn, it's just not worth it. Don't give Sheriff Apario another Holiday present!

Da Truth
Da Truth

Sounds like a Cracker wanting to fuck that wound up getting FUCKED!

Weapons of Cock
Weapons of Cock

 I told you before niggers were either Rapos or Thieves in my earlier post and this story proves it. its in their monkey DNA gene pool and they cant help it. the other thing in their DNA gene pool is the lack of a work ethic.

HarryNuggetons
HarryNuggetons

What a filthy black piece of shit. I hope they lynch his ass.

ObservantFeller
ObservantFeller

Racist. No room for those comments here. Your type always think the victim has it coming don't you.

woefatcat
woefatcat

I know you tried really really hard to be a good little racist, Cock fetish dude. But it doesn't matter what color any human is we all have been dipped in the monkey gene pool a long long time ago. Secondly, I seem to recall a period in history when a brand new country of white guys bought and sold people, like racehorses, and they weren't buying these human bloodlines to run the hundred yard dash, they were buying them to do the white guys work. So if you can't be an intelligent racist, please stick to the things you know, which is apparently cock.

Johnny Skee Mask
Johnny Skee Mask

As a regular reader of the PNT. The fag you are replying, is a hells angels groupie, as far as I can tell. It's not even worth replying to him. Just sit back and watch him come back and morphed into various usernames while talking to himself. It's funny.....

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

lol well, he might be that too.I just know it's lame to be a bully on the internet.

woefatcat
woefatcat

I just wanted to call him a cock....

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

yes. he's got split personality disorder. He needs some lithium.

Ever wonder how he gets so many likes on his statements which are pure shit. Internet bullies are the lames people ever!

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