Man accused of setting up sale online, then robbing seller

Eric Tenorio, 32, arrested Sunday

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SAN ANTONIO – A man who allegedly pretended to be an interested buyer is accused of setting up a meeting with an internet seller and then robbing him.

Eric Tenorio, 32, was arrested Sunday in connection with the crime that happened in May.

He faces a charge of aggravated robbery.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Tenorio made plans through a cellphone app called OfferUp to meet with a man who was selling a cellphone.

Tenorio posed as an interested buyer, the affidavit said.

When he met with the seller near a restaurant on Wurzbach Road, however, Tenorio pulled out a gun and threatened the man, the affidavit said.

The man told police that Tenorio then took the cellphone that was for sale, along with a purse and other items from his car.

The affidavit said investigators were able to learn Tenorio’s identity through an email address that was used in the online contact.

It said the victim also identified Tenorio during a photo lineup.

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