A meetup for the sale of a video game console turned into an armed robbery on Florida Street near 18th Street last night, according to police.
After seeing an online ad for a video game console, the suspects — one man and one woman of unknown ages — arranged to meet with the two victims, who were selling the items.
The two suspects tried to pay with counterfeit bills, according to police. When the victims, a 15-year-old boy and 40-year-old man, realized that the bills were fake, the male suspect brandished a handgun and drove off with the second suspect in a four-door sedan, taking the victims’ video game console and two games.
No injuries were reported and no arrests have been made, according to police. The incident occurred around 10 p.m.