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Online transaction leads to armed robbery in Elk Grove

A person looking to buy a cell phone from someone online was the victim of an armed robbery Thursday evening in Elk Grove.

According the Elk Grove Police Department watch summary, the incident occurred at 7:40 pm in the 8600 Block of Wheelton Road, across the street from the Dutch Bros on Sheldon Road

The victim agreed to meet the seller at the above location. One of the two suspects pulled out a gun and demanded the victim’s money. The victim complied and the suspects fled in a dark colored sedan. Both suspects were described as African American males, age 20-25 years old

Earlier this month the Elk Grove Police Department announced they were setting up a “community exchange zone” so that local residents can conduct online sales and exchanges in an area monitored by video surveillance equipment.

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