Police bust 4 alleged con artists in iPhone scam

Police arrested four suspects who are allegedly responsible for devising an Internet iPhone scam and robbing the victims. According to police, the men posed as sellers on the popular Web site Craiglist,

News 12 Staff

Jun 14, 2008, 12:10 AM

Updated 5,823 days ago

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Police bust 4 alleged con artists in iPhone scam
Police arrested four suspects who are allegedly responsible for devising an Internet iPhone scam and robbing the victims.
According to police, the men posed as sellers on the popular Web site Craiglist, advertising discounted iPhones sold in bulk.
Instead of delivering cell phones, however, police say the suspects lured unsuspected bargain hunters to quiet places and robbed them at gunpoint.
On Wednesday, police busted the suspects near Albany Avenue and Avenue K in Brooklyn. In the course of the sting operation, police found a loaded handgun and ammunition.
The suspects were taken into custody and charged with robbery and criminal possession of a weapon.Craiglist advices buyers to meet sellers in a public place, bring someone along and trust their instincts.


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