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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
Three people were arrested downtown early Saturday after police said a man visiting from New York placed an ad that "expressed an interest in massaging and licking a woman's feet."
Edward Bruno, 46, was staying at the downtown Hilton and placed the ad on Craigslist, said police.
Vivian Ferello, 18, of Nashville, answered the ad and made arrangements with Bruno to come to his room, according to investigators. However, Bruno was unaware that Ferello allegedly conspired with three others to rob him.
Ferello knocked on Bruno's door just after midnight Saturday. When he opened it, two men with her tackled him as Ferello left.
During a struggle, police said a knife was used to slash Bruno on his right arm. The two suspects took Bruno's money, laptop, iPad and chargers before fleeing.
Hotel staff at the Hilton saw Ferello, Dakota Arthur Davis, 18, of Goodlettsville, TN, and another man running from the building. Security was able to catch and detain Davis.
Ferello got into a maroon Toyota Camry being driven by Brittany Huff, 18, of White House, TN, and fled the property, said police.
After hearing a call to be on the lookout for the car, police spotted and stopped it at Demonbreun Street and 6th Avenue South, where Ferello and Huff were taken into custody.
After questioning, Ferello, Davis and Huff admitted to being part of the robbery.
Police said leads are being pursued in the effort to identify a fourth person, a man, who got away before police arrived at the hotel. Police believe that man participated in the attack on Bruno.
Ferello, Davis, and Huff are each jailed on charges of especially aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary.
Police advise anyone who uses online advertising such as Craigslist to buy or sell items to conduct any face-to-face transactions in well lit, very public and populated areas.
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