Police: Craigslist iPhone scam ends in armed robbery

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A man who arranged an iPhone sale on Craigslist ended up being the victim of a violent scam—and police are looking for the man accused of robbing him.

According to a report from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, the victim met with Clifford King, who said he was trying to sell used iPhones. The pair met on Nov. 9 in the 2800 block of Forrest Manor to make the exchange.

When the victim arrived, King got into the man’s car, pulled a gun and demanded money. He got away with $1,500, an iPhone 5 and a broken iPhone 4, the report said.

Police have issued a warrant for King, who’s wanted on a robbery charge.

Anyone with information about the case should call the IMPD Robbery Division at 317.327.3733 or Crime Stoppers at 317.262.TIPS (8477). Callers may also text “INDYCS” plus tip information to 274627 (CRIMES).

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