By Jean Lotus
A man from Hammond, Ind. who told police he advertises on Craigslist that he purchases iPhones, was robbed at gunpoint in the 1000 block of South Taylor Avenue around 9:25 p.m. on March 26.
The man said he made an appointment to meet with a seller to buy 23 Apple iPhones for $370 each. When he and three friends arrived at the designated address, he spoke on the phone to the alleged buyer who told him his brother would come outside with the phones.
The victim told police a man approached on foot, displayed a black automatic handgun and demanded money. The victim complied and the offender fled southbound on Taylor Avenue. Estimated loss was $8,500.