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Search Warrants: Sailors used website to lure, rob women

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Posted at 8:52 PM, Jun 11, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-11 20:52:02-04

Three Norfolk sailors and a Virginia Beach woman used the website Backpage.com to lure women and rob them, a search warrant filed in Norfolk Circuit Court and obtained only by NewsChannel 3 reveals.

While Backpage.com has listings for things like real estate and jobs, it also lists advertisements for escorts. 

USS Stout sailors Tracy Green and Duane Milner, USS Ramage sailor Yakeem Pigott, and Virginia Beach cashier Quasheta Gordy are facing robbery and use of a firearm in commission of a felony charges stemming from robberies in May 2012.

According to the search warrants for Green and Milner’s phones, the group used Green’s iPhone to call their first victim.  The documents say on May 4, 2012, they set up a meeting with a woman at the Motel 6 on North Military Highway in Norfolk.  The warrant then says "multiple suspects entered the room producing handguns."  The victim says they stole money, a stereo, and Jordan tennis shoes.

The search warrant goes on to say Green's phone was used hours later to call another woman to set up a meeting at the Days Inn Hotel on Chambers Street in Norfolk.  Court documents say when the woman opened the door, a "male entered the room followed by more suspects who were armed with handguns."  The victim told police the group stole a computer, gold watch and cell phone.

Another search warrant related to the crimes and obtained by NewsChannel 3 says once cops were able to figure out Green was one of the men involved in the robbery, he "gave a full confession and implicated Duane Milner as an accomplice.”

Green’s tip led to another search warrant for Milner’s car, where police found a knife, stereo, black bandana, computer and gun magazine.

Around the time of Milner and Green's arrests, Yakeem Pigott went missing from his ship, the USS Ramage.  Authorities eventually found and arrested him.

All of the accused have denied our requests for an interview.  They also all will be back in court in July 2012.