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Craigslist ad leads to robbery

| Thursday, May 9, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Kristopher Laughlin
Aimee J. Golden

A man seeking a “casual encounter,” over the weekend instead got robbed.

But the alleged criminals seeking to spend the stolen money walked right into the arms of a police officer.

As a result, Aimee J. Golden, 38, of 3603 Washington Ave., Finleyville, was charged with criminal conspiracy and recklessly endangering another person. She was remanded to the Washington County jail in lieu of $50,000 straight cash bond.

Kristopher Laughlin, 29, of 529 North Sixth St., Clairton, was charged with robbery, criminal conspiracy, terroristic threats and recklessly endangering another person. He was remanded to the Washington County jail in lieu of $50,000 straight cash bond.

According to police, the male victim, whom police did not identify, answered a listing on craigslist.org for “casual encounters.” He made arrangements by email and through a telephone call to meet a woman named Aimee at her home at 3603 Washington Ave., Finleyville.

When he arrived there at 3 a.m. Saturday, a man wearing a mask and wielding a baseball bat and large knife allegedly robbed the victim of money and a cellular telephone.

Escaping, the victim went to the Sunoco in Finleyville, where he found a Monongahela police officer and reported the crime.

The officer called for back-up and was still in the Sunoco station when Golden and Laughlin walked in, police reported. They were arrested and the phone and money were recovered from Laughlin's home, police reported.

Chris Buckley is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2642 or cbuckley@tribweb.com.

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