A young man who mugged a 74-year-old college-area resident after contacting him via an online personal ad pleaded guilty Wednesday to a robbery charge.
Lucas Churchill Holmes, 20, of El Cajon, faces up to six years in prison when he is sentenced May 28 by Superior Court Judge Michael Groch. The judge dismissed charges of elder abuse, burglary and identity theft.
Police said Holmes got in touch with the victim through a listing on a Craigslist dating page and then unexpectedly showed up at his home in the 4600 block of El Cerrito Drive about 1:15 a.m. on April 8.
Holmes subdued the older man with a stun gun before binding and robbing him and placing him in a bathtub, police said.
Authorities said Holmes took the victim’s credit and debit cards and got him to reveal the PIN numbers before fleeing.
Detectives tracked Holmes to El Cajon and arrested him about 3 p.m., SDPD public-affairs Officer Humberto Hernandez said.
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