MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police say a man and woman arrested for robbery used a dating app to lure at least one victim to a southeast Memphis apartment complex .
Corderious Booker was charged with felony counts of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated robbery and theft of property after he was arrested on Thursday.
Jasmine Wooten was charged with facilitation to wit aggravated robbery.
The crime spree at The Woods apartments began back on Feb. 11 when a woman told police she agreed to met a man she met online at the complex. She thought she was meeting him for a date, police said.
She pulled in and saw an unknown man sitting in a pickup truck waiting. As he exited the vehicle, she said she had a feeling something wasn’t right so she put her vehicle in reverse to leave. That’s when the man allegedly yelled “red rum,” pulled out a gun and began firing, causing the victim to crash her car.
Six days later, a man told police he was sitting in the same apartment complex when an unknown man approached his vehicle armed with a gun. In that incident, the suspect reportedly got away with the man’s cellphone, a handgun and $80.
On Feb. 26, another man called 911 after a planned meeting with a girl went south. He said he too had meet someone online and had agreed to meet, but when he arrived two unknown men pulled a gun and demanded he give them everything.
There was a brief struggle during which the victim was hit in the head with a gun. The suspects then took his keys and car.
Police identified both suspects on Thursday. Booker was questioned by police, at which time he reportedly confessed to being involved in the string of incidents at the apartment complex.
Wooten also told police she was involved in the second robbery that occurred at the apartment complex.