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Teen robs Facebook friend at gunpoint after arranging to buy sneakers from him

By Mason White 10:36 AM July 25, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
Police in Massachusetts, arrested a teen who stole shoes, in a Facebook sale gone wrong.

Approximately 9:00 p.m., two Worcester police officers received a report of an armed robbery.

Police arrived on Dana Avenue, where they met with a 23-year-old male victim, who told them that he had just been robbed at gunpoint after arranging to sell sneakers to a person he communicated with on Facebook.

The victim agreed to meet the person at a location on Dana Avenue, to make the sale. When the victim arrived, the individual pointed a gun at him and demanded the shoes. The suspect fled with several pairs of shoes. The victim was not injured during the incident.

Officers identified the suspect as a 15-year-old male of Worcester. Police located the juvenile and charged him with Armed Robbery and Resisting Arrest. Officers were able to recover the stolen shoes and returned them to the victim.