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    College Athlete Charged in Craigslist Robberies


    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KCBS) -- A San Jose State football player is facing five felony counts in connection with a series of armed robberies against people he met through the Craigslist website.

    Police allege that 20-year-old Ellis T. Jones III, a football player attending the university on a full scholarship, used a stun gun on five separate occasions in June to force victims to turn over cash or merchandise.

    Jones is being held in Tulare County for unrelated crimes being investigated by police in Visalia. In all, Jones has been charged with 13 felony counts.

    The university suspended him from the football team.

    Jones would lure the victim to an apartment complex he claimed was his home to buy or sell an item, and then force the victim to turn over either the cash or the item itself, in one case a laptop computer.

    “I think people doing business on Craigslist are probably sleeping a lot easier,” said Muyo.

    Police were able to solve the case based on forensic data provided by Craigslist about Jones’s physical whereabouts when he logged onto the site.

    Jones faces a possible life sentence for the Craigslist robberies.