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2 teens accused of online classifieds robbery

Posted at 7:17 PM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-20 05:42:36-05

Two teenagers face aggravated robbery charges after police said they tried to rob a woman of a video game system after she posted it for sale online at Offer Up. 

The victim said she took a number of safety precautions after she agreed to meet the potential buyer in her driveway, which is off of a busy street in Wickliffe. The victim, who did not want to be identified, said she had someone with her and she was on the phone with a co-worker.

The victim said when she opened the box to show the man the system, he tried to grab it from her, but she held onto it. At that point she described another man getting out of the car. "He pointed the gun at me and said, you know what this is," she explained.

That's when she said she screamed for her co-worker to call police. They did and ran over to help. That's when she said the two men took off.

Wickliffe police later arrested 19-year-old Carlos Harrison and 18-year-old Da'Quan Clayton. The victim helped police track down the two. She gave them a good description of the vehicle.

But, that's not all. "She was also able to snap a picture with her cell phone as the vehicle was pulling away," said Lt. Pat Hengst.

Hengst said the victim took all the extra precautions but suggested to meet in the parking lot of a police station for added security.

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