Raleigh man's craigslist deal no bargain when bullets fly

From Staff ReportsAugust 3, 2010 

Lured by a craigslist bargain, a Raleigh man agreed to meet two Wendell sisters to purchase six smart phones for $1,100.

But instead of saving himself some cash, Ibrahima Diouf found himself staring down the barrel of a handgun and running for his life when the two sisters demanded his cash and started firing when he didn't hand over the money, according to arrest warrants filed in the Wake County Magistrate's Office.

On Monday, sheriff's deputies arrested the sisters, 28-year-old Sherida Quanette Bullock and 21-year-old Acqua Bullock, both of 306 Windy Hill Drive in Wendell.

Each sister is facing one count of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery, according to the warrants.

Diouf was not injured in the June 9 meeting, magistrates said, but at least one bullet hit a car during the craigslist sale gone bad.

The would-be deal took place about 10:30 p.m. at 1213 Heritage Drive in an unincorporated area near Wendell, sheriff's office spokeswoman Phyllis Stephens said. The area is a mix of businesses and homes.

Stephens said the incident is a cautionary tale for potential craigslist buyers and sellers. "Beware and don't go by yourself," Stephens said. "You have to be careful in these situations. Be sure you're in a public place."

The Bullock sisters are both in custody in the Wake County jail on $125,000 bond.

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