A female escort who let a stranger into her west Mesa apartment to provide "company" was robbed at gunpoint Thursday evening, police said.
According to a news release from Mesa police, the robbery took place about 5:20 p.m. at the Homestead Studio Suites at 1920 W. Isabella Ave. southeast of U.S. 60 and Dobson Road.
Police said the woman let a man into her apartment who called himself "Matt." Once inside, he pulled out a black handgun and demanded money.
When the woman told the man she had no money, he pushed her into a bathroom and locked her inside while he looked through the apartment. Police said a second man joined the robbery.
The two assailants fled the apartment with the woman's laptop computer and cell phone.
The victim told police she was expecting "Matt," who was sent to her room by a female friend who owns an online escort agency.
The victim told police that "Matt" had agreed to pay her for her "company," not sex.