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Incident Report for Case #2014-263270

Incident Type

Robbery

Incident Date

08/14/2014 - 9:55 PM

Address

1010 N. Sherman Ave. (Citgo gas station)

Suspect(s)

Male, black, early 30's, 5'7" to 5'8", thin build, wearing a white t-shirt, black jeans, white shoes and a black baseball cap.

Victim(s)

Male, age 32, Madison

Details

 A Madison man, looking to sell his cell phone on Craigslist, had it taken in a robbery after meeting with a would-be buyer at a North Side gas station last night. The 32-year-old victim told police he had arranged to sell the phone for $450 after exchanging text messages with the suspect. When the rendezvous took place, the "buyer" asked to see the phone. Once it was in his hand, he announced he had a gun, and threatened to shoot the seller. No weapon was seen and the crook fled on foot.

Released 08/15/2014 at 9:01 AM by PIO Joel Despain

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