MESA, Ariz. -- Mesa police came up empty handed during a barricade situation early Friday morning.
Police said they were looking for an assault suspect at an apartment complex near the northwest corner of Brown Road and Country Club Drive, but it turned out no one was inside.
A police spokesman said a man and woman lured a neighbor into their apartment with the promise of selling him some cheap cigarettes.
Instead, they stole his money and an electronic device, the spokesman said.
The neighbor escaped, but police believed the man and woman remained holed up in the apartment.
No other information was available.