SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Officers responded to a South Portland Hotel for a robbery Tuesday morning.
A 30-year-old male reported that he made arrangements on backpage.com to meeet a transgender female at the hotel for a massage. The male was met by two females and one male, who physically assaulted him, took his money and other belongings, and temporarily prevented him from leaving the room. The victim was able to leave the room and notify hotel staff, who called police.
After an investigation, South Portland Police arrested 28-year-old Lauryn Ebanks, of MA, 28-year-old Brandon Jamieson, of CA, and 24-year-old Tiffany Ruiz for robbery and criminal restraint.
A small quantity of marijuana was confiscated at the time of the arrests.