**Updated 5 p.m. Oct. 29
Four people have been charged over the last three days with allegedly luring a man to a south side apartment with the promise of sex and then robbing him at gunpoint.
The latest case is against 29-year-old Christopher McGoldrick, of Racine, and police say he bragged to a friend that he masterminded the operation.
Demetrius D. Carradine, 20; Shaliyah T. Norris, 18; Sirquan D. Jackson, 18; and Christopher McGoldrick, 29, all of Racine, are facing a variety of charges.
Carradine was charged with armed robbery and false imprisonment; Norris was charged with armed robbery, felony personal ID theft and fraudulent use of a credit card, all as a party to a crime; Jackson is looking at armed robbery and being party to the crime of false imprisonment as well as misdemeanor bail jumping; and McGoldrick is facing armed robbery with threat of force, felony personal ID theft, fraudulent use of a credit card and false imprisonment, all as a party to a crime.
According to the criminal complaint, a man told police he answered an ad found at backpage.com. On Oct. 22, he was directed to a home in the 1600 block of 16th Street where he was to meet a woman and pay her for sex.
Police say when the man arrived at the home, he was taken to the upper unit by a woman and confronted by two men who held him at gunpoint. The man said he was robbed of several bank cards, $580 cash, his cell phone and his Mexican identification card from the glove box in his car.
The ad was a set-up, according to McGoldrick, as a front for the robbery. He also told police that he felt threatened by Carradine and wanted him out of the house, so he drove Norris and another female to various ATM machines to use the man’s bank cards to withdraw cash, the complaint reads.
Police say a witness told them a different story; that McGoldrick was in on the planning and participated in an argument over how the stolen funds would be distributed. One of the defendants and another witness also claimed that McGoldrick and Norris were behind the robberies and that he bragged about being “the mastermind.”
Carradine and Norris had their initial appearances Monday and both remain in the Racine County Jail on $25,000 and $1,500 cash bonds, respectively. Jackson was assigned a $15,000 cash bond during his initial appearance Tuesday.
McGoldrick is also behind bars after being given a $20,000 cash bond at his initial appearance Wednesday.
All four defendants will have preliminary hearings on Nov. 6.
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