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Police Searching for Suspect in Craigslist Robbery


The victim snapped this photo of the suspect shortly before the robbery.  (photo courtesy IMPD)

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police are searching for a suspect involved in a robbery stemming from a deal on Craigslist.

Last Friday, An IMPD officer was flagged down by the victim who said he had been robbed in the Stonybrook Commons Apartments in the 3000 block of Redskin Drive, near 30th and German Church Road.  The victim said he had an agreement on Craigslist with the victim, who identified himself as Zach, to trade an old Apple computer and $600 cash for a new Apple computer.

When the suspect entered the victim's car, the suspect pulled a gun and demanded money, the victim's comptuer and his cell phone.  The suspect then fled on foot.  Before the suspect entered the car, the victim took a photo with his cell phone which automatically uploaded to Apple's iCloud service.  The victim downloaded the photo and gave it to detectives.

Anyone with information on the suspect's identity is asked to conatct Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS.


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