Two nabbed in hotel massage robbery pattern
BY ROSEMARY SOBOL Staff Reporter July 10, 2011 12:00PM
Updated: July 10, 2011 8:22PM
Two men who posed as female masseurs were arrested at the Four Seasons Hotel Thursday after allegedly trying to blackmail a “decoy” by threatening to post a naked picture of him online, police said.
A man who was acting as a “decoy” for massage robberies allegedly was approached by Charles Patterson and Alverdis K. Williams who posed as females, police said.
They allegedly offered him a full body massage and when the man paid the amount of money they requested, he disrobed and was on a bed when the suspects allegedly took a picture of him and threatened to post it online if he did not give them more money, police said.
It was not known when or where the incident happened but the two were arrested at the Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E. Delaware Pl.
Patterson, 20, of the 6200 block of South Aberdeen and Williams, 31, of the 500 block of 86th Street, were charged with attempted armed robbery.