Facebook Marketplace sale turns armed robbery, says San Antonio police

The robbery happened at 8:58 p.m. Saturday on the city’s North side

Blue and red police lights at a generic crime scene. (Ajax9, Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO – Two people were held at gunpoint when they attempted to purchase a car from Facebook Marketplace Saturday, according to San Antonio police.

At 8:58 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a robbery in progress in the 7400 block of San Pedro Avenue.

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Police say the two victims, 27 and 29 years old, contacted a man on Facebook Marketplace to purchase a vehicle.

When meeting up with the 32-year-old man, one victim noticed a second suspect nearby wearing a mask and “acting suspicious,” said SAPD.

The second suspect then walked up and threatened the victims with a gun, demanding they get on their knees as he robbed them.

The two suspects then fled the scene.

SAPD searched the area but was unable to locate the suspects.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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