Mobile phone sale turns into robbery
Police are once again reminding citizens not to make themselves soft targets, especially when it relates to purchasing or selling second-hand items to persons they met on social media.
The latest reminder comes after a 21-year-old Diego Martin woman and her 23-year-old friend were robbed at gunpoint.
The 21-year-old woman had posted on social media sites the sale for two phones – an iPhone X valued at $5,000 as well as an iPhone 8 plus valued at $4,000 – and had been contacted by a man to purchase.
An agreement was made to meet on Richards Street, Paradise Gardens, to sell the man the phones.
The 21-year-old took a male friend with her to sell the items, however, and they went to the location at 10:00 pm on Sunday.
However, while conducting sales, another man approached the two victims armed with a firearm.
He announced a hold-up and took the victims' phones as well as the keys to a Mazda 3 motor vehicle.
The gunmen then escaped.
No one was physically hurt in this incident.
PC Ali is continuing inquiries.
More on this as it becomes available.