AKRON, Ohio - A 19-year-old Akron man will spend 16 years in prison for his role in a craigslist armed robbery.
Last June, Doylyn Clayton Jr. posted a fake ad on craigslist for a 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh said. A Portage County couple interested in buying the car texted Clayton to come see the $4,500-car.
Prosecutors said the couple drove to a house on West Exchange Street, which happened to be abandoned. Clayton led them behind the house where two masked and armed men were waiting. Clayton pulled out a gun and demanded the couple onto their knees, according to the prosecutor.
Clayton and his accomplices went through the victims' pockets, and stole $450 in cash and a cell phone, prosecutors said.
Detectives tracked down Clayton using subpoenas to AT&T and craigslist, where Clayton had posted his actual email address and cell phone number.
He was found guilty of two counts of aggravated robbery in February, but refused to provide information of the two other men involved.