Craigslist thief wanted for string of robberies - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Craigslist thief wanted for string of robberies

(Source: Memphis Police Department) (Source: Memphis Police Department)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Memphis Police are investigating a string of robberies that happened at various locations. 


Before each of the robberies, each victim placed an ad on Craigslist trying to sell a laptop or mobile phone. 


On June 20, Memphis police responded to a robbery in the 3500 block of Blackberry Bush Road in the Briar Club Apartments. When they arrived, they found a 42-year-old man who said he placed an ad on Craigslist to sell his Apple MacBook Pro laptop. 


He was contacted by an unknown man who wanted to meet him at the apartment complex to buy the laptop. While the victim was at the location, an unknown suspect approached him, took his laptop and ran away. 


On June 24, MPD responded to a robbery in the 3000 block of Moriah Trail, located in The Trails at Mt. Moriah apartment complex. Upon arriving, police found a 27-year-old man who had also placed an ad on Craigslist to sell his Apple MacBook laptop. He was also contacted by an unknown man who wanted to meet at the complex to buy the laptop. An unknown suspect approached the victim at the location.

The suspect pulled out a gun and demanded the laptop. He then took the laptop and ran away. 


On June 25, MPD responded to another robbery in the 3000 block of Moriah Trail. The victim, a 37-year-old man, said he placed an ad on Craigslist to trade his Galaxy S6 for an Apple iPhone 6. An unknown person contact the victim and wanted to meet at 6500 block of Mt. Moriah Extended at a Family Dollar store. 


Once the victim met the suspect, they went to 3000 block of Moriah Trail to pick up the phone. The suspect pulled out a gun and tried to rob the victim. 
The victim wrestled with the suspect and was able to get the suspect's gun. The suspect then ran away. 


All three victims had a similar description for the suspect in their individual investigations.


This investigation is ongoing. No arrests have been made at this time. 


If you have any information that could help police in this investigation, you are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.


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