Man gets robbed, stabbed after meeting woman on Internet

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The following is a press release from the Phoenix Police Department:

Date: 02-04-09, approximately 1000 hours

Location: W. Thunderbird Rd. and 51st Avenue

Victim: White male, 23 years of age

Suspect: White female, 504/100/light brown hair, approx. 18 years old

Suspect: White male, 509/180/brown hair, approx. 25 years old

Suspect: White male, 508/185/brown hair, approx. 25 years old

Weapon: Both male suspects armed with knives

Vehicle: maroon in color quad cab pickup truck with matching camper shell

PHOENIX -- On 02-04-09, at approximately 10: a.m. Phoenix police officers responded to an apartment complex in the area of W. Thunderbird Rd. and 51st Av. in reference to an injured person. Upon arrival officers found the victim in a courtyard area of the complex with injuries to his back and an eye.

The victim told police he had met the female suspect on a personal internet site and they had agreed to meet at his home. The victim said the female suspect arrived to his home and, when he opened his door to allow her entry, the two male suspects forced their way in. One of the male suspects struck the victim with a closed fist, and then both male suspects forced the victim throughout the home, at knife point, as they selected items to steal from the home.

The victim was attempting to escape from the home when he was stabbed in the back by one of the suspects. The victim fled the home and began calling for help. The suspects also fled the home with an undisclosed quantity property.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The victim's name is not being released at this time, pending further investigation.