Armed Robbery for PS5 After Meeting to Complete Online Sale
If you’re planning on meeting someone from an online marketplace for presents this holiday season, make sure to use one of the designated safe exchange zones.
An armed robbery occurred at 4:38pm last Wednesday in a public parking lot on the corner of Georgia Avenue and Arcola Avenue in Wheaton.
The victim posted a PlayStation 5 on the online marketplace “Offer Up” and drove to the agreed upon meeting location where a suspect using a fake name pointed a handgun at the victim and ran off with the gaming console.
The suspect, a D.C. resident who was using a fake name, was quickly caught by officers after witnesses saw him taking the PS5 out of the box and placing it in a black bag in the backyard of a nearby residence. He was caught just 22 minutes after the robbery took place when an officer observed him walking in a residential yard on Arcola Avenue.
Full story from the MCPD here.