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Tommie Johnson (left), Jerrel Jackson (right). Tommie Johnson (left), Jerrel Jackson (right).
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Police in North Charleston have arrested four suspects in an armed robbery that happened after the victim told police he called a prostitute named "Honey" and made an appointment for her to come to his Ladson apartment.

The suspects: Jerrel  Jackson, 34 of Goose Creek, Shakeera Jefferson, 19 of Ladson, Tommie Johnson, 26 of Hanahan and Brittany Gillenkirk, 24 of Goose Creek are in the Charleston County Jail for charges that included armed robbery and burglary.

Police say early Sunday morning on July 14, the victim called for services from a number he found on the website Backpage.com. The victim said "Honey"who police say is Gillenkirk arrived after being dropped off.

He told police the two talked for a short time and they began to have sex. As that was happening police say Gillenkirk abruptly stopped and said she had to retrieve her cell phone downstairs.

That is when the victim heard Gillenkirk talking saying "...it's on the first floor, the first door on the left." She then ran to the front door and unlocked it and two men one armed with a pistol forced their way in.

Police say one of the suspects pointed the gun at the victim who was still naked and ordered him to put his hands on the wall. The intruders said they wanted things of value, mentioning his Playstation 3.

The victim told police that "Honey" told the others that he had money in his room. Police allege the suspects then escorted the victim, still naked, at gun point upstairs where they took $100 and his Rolex watch.

According to police a fourth suspect ran to the door of the apartment and yelled "police" several times. All four suspects then fled the scene.

Later that same evening police were called to the Kangaroo Gas station on University Blvd where the suspects were spotted and arrested. They say some of the stolen items were recovered as well as a small amount of marijuana.

This was not the first time someone was robbed after calling the prostitute name "Honey" from Backpage.com.

A John's Island man told police he set up time with a prostitute named "Honey" but was robbed instead.

Last week police in North Charleston say the victim set up the meeting from the website BackPage.com.

He arrived at the North Charleston Inn on Montague but he said the person in the room was not the woman in the posted photographs from the site ad.

Disappointed he turned and left without any services rendered.

He told police as he was leaving a black male who was with her stopped him in the parking lot and punched him in the face.

The victim told police the suspect then showed him a gun in his waistband and robbed him of $100. Money the victim said was for "Honey" before he decided not to continue their meeting.

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