Armed robbery during cell phone sale arranged online

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man who arranged online to buy a cell phone decided to pay with a gun instead of money Wednesday night, according to Lexington Police.

Investigators say it happened around 6:45 p.m. on Simba Way.

Police say the person who arranged to sell the cell phone showed up with a friend, met the supposed buyer, who pulled out a gun, took the phone and left.

No one was hurt, according to police.

Police say only the cell phone was stolen.

Investigators say they have a vague description of the armed robber.

Police say this crime serves as a reminder to anyone who arranges to meet a stranger to buy or sell anything, to do it in a public, well-lit area with security cameras.  One location example, is in front of a police station.

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