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Craigslist connection ends in robbery, DNA leads to man's arrest

Man placed ad for sexual relationship

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SAN ANTONIO – Looking for love in the wrong place left one man with an empty wallet and a gun pointed in his face, according to an arrest affidavit.

But months later, the would-be heartbreaker behind bars thanks to DNA evidence he left behind.

San Antonio police said Shandon Khabazian, 36, responded to the victim's Craigslist advertisement looking for a sexual relationship last December.

Police said after speaking with the victim online, Khabazian then went to the victim's home on city’s North Side.

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The small talk between the men didn't last because the victim told police Khabazian pulled out a gun and demanded the victim's wallet, police said.

According to the arrest warrant, the suspect took out the victim's credit cards and made him call the bank to raise his withdraw limit.

Police said Khabazian then drove the victim to an ATM and forced him to withdraw $600.

He tried to make another $200 withdraw but it was denied.

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The victim then drove back to his house, police said, where he says Khabazian smoked a cigarette, threatened him not to call the police and left.

Investigators said Khabazian left the burnt-out cigarette in a water bottle at the apartment.

Detectives sent it to the crime lab for DNA processing.

Earlier this month, investigators learned the DNA from their suspect matched Khabazian, who was listed in the Texas state convicted offender database.

He has been arrested and charged with aggravated robbery.