SAPD: Gunman uses OfferUp to steal phone, caught after trying to sell it on app next day

Thomas Kennedy, 23, charged with aggravated robbery

Courtesy: Bexar County Jail
Courtesy: Bexar County Jail

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police arrested a 23-year-old man who they said robbed another man at gunpoint after using the OfferUp app to meet up for a sale of a phone.

The man, identified as Thomas Kennedy, was taken into custody Thursday and is being charged with a first-degree felony.

According to an arrest affidavit, Kennedy and the victim agreed to meet up Tuesday but Kennedy continued to change the location several times before finally agreeing on a spot.

The victim said Kennedy asked him if the phone worked and after showing it to him, that's when Kennedy robbed him at gunpoint and took off to a nearby apartment complex.

Police said the victim found his stolen phone the next day on OfferUp with Kennedy selling it under the same profile he used to meet up with him.

The affidavit said police were able to use the app to communicate with Kennedy, which later resulted in his arrest.

Kennedy is now being charged with aggravated robbery. His bail has been set at $60,000.

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