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Man Robbed At Gunpoint In the Central District Craig’s List Scam

Two young male suspects are at large tonight after robbing a man at gunpoint.  At approximately 6:26 p.m. officers responded to the area of 31st Avenue and East Yesler Way for the report of an armed robbery of a citizen. 

Preliminary investigation indicates that the victim placed an advertisement on Craig’s List to purchase an iPhone.  He then arranged to meet with whom he thought were the sellers at 31st Avenue and East Yesler Way.  Upon arrival the suspects brandished a gun and robbed the victim of his cash and cell phone. The suspects fled the area on foot and remain at large. 

Both suspects are described as black males, 5’8″ to 6 feet tall and 15 to 16 years of age.  One suspect had a black jacket, baseball cap, and dark pants. There is no further description at this time of the second suspect.

Robbery detectives responded to the scene and continue to actively investigate.