Attempted Facebook sale ends in armed robbery, police warn of phone scam

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A Facebook sale gone bad – this in the 1600 block of East Broad Street late Tuesday night.

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Statesville PD says the victim agreed to sell a PS4 gaming system to an acquaintance via the social media site. Detectives say the two met outside the victim’s place of work when the expected purchaser produced a handgun, fleeing with the PS4 and cash.

Also from Statesville PD – a warning about a phone scam. There have been reports of a man claiming to be with the City telling people to pay their utility bills. Investigators feel it may be a new overseas phone scam and warn individuals to not share personal or credit card information with such callers.

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