By Jean Lotus
A listing for an iPhone for sale on Craigslist resulted in an armed robbery around 10:30 p.m., March 31, in the 1100 block of Pleasant, Oak Park police said.
According to police, a 17-year-old from Elmwood Park, listed his iPhone for sale on Craigslist last week. He was contacted by a purported buyer and suggested they meet near an Oak Park friend's home near the Pleasant Street address that night.
A male offender, said to be in his 20s, and a second man met the juvenile and his friend in Oak Park, said Detective Sergeant Mike Richardson.
"The offender shows up and asks, 'Can I see the phone?'" Richardson said. "The victim handed over the white phone. The victim asked him, "Have you got the money? And the offender [allegedly] said, 'No, but I've got this,' and displayed a handgun."
According to reports, the armed man told both victims to turn around and searched their pockets, taking the victim's car keys and a gray Galaxy S phone and removing the friend's black HTC phone. The offender entered a black sedan which fled northbound on Maple and the second male entered the front passenger seat of a brown Honda Civic, which then fled. The victims estimated the loss of the three phones at $1,100.