Lexington Police: Buying Items From Strangers, Beware

For the second time in less than a week, Lexington Police responded to someone being robbed after agreeing online to meet up to purchase items.

In this case police said the victim agreed on a social media site to meet the supposed buyers at the Jimmy Johns located at 3130 Mapleleaf Drive.

Officers said when the victim got to the spot around 8:30 p.m. four people showed up.  One pulled a gun, demanding the shoes.

According to police, they got the shoes and ran off.

A short time later, one of the suspects approached and officer and said he was involved in the robbery and wanted to return the shoes to the victim. 

The suspect who turned himself in was charged with complicity to commit robbery, according to police.  The other three have not yet been arrested.

Police said the victim and the four suspects are all juveniles.

A similar instance happened last Friday when police arrested Dominque Duff and Tia Leavell. 

They said the two robbed a 16 year old at gunpoint after they had scheduled a meeting through Facebook to sell Duff an iPod.

They were both arrested not far from the Waffle House where they met up with the victim.

Officers said when it comes to meeting up after agreeing to purchase items online, it’s buyer and seller beware.

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