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Craigslist Transaction Becomes Armed Robbery In LA

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a man who hoped to buy an iPhone from a stranger he met through Craigslist was instead robbed at gunpoint.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Martinez says the man arranged via the classifieds web site to pay $500 for the phone.

He met the seller behind a Carl’s Jr. Restaurant in unincorporated Temple City Saturday afternoon.

Martinez says upon meeting, the seller pulled out a semiautomatic pistol, took the victim’s cash and fled on foot.

The Los Angeles Times says the victim provided a description of the suspect to investigators.

No arrests have been made.

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