Computer stolen at gunpoint in Akron Craigslist robbery

AKRON, Ohio - A man was robbed at gunpoint Sunday night when he tried to sell a computer he listed on Craigslist, police said. The robbery happened about 7:30 p.m. outside a business on the 600 block of East Market Street in Akron's Middlebury neighborhood,...

Computer stolen at gunpoint in Akron Craigslist robbery

AKRON, Ohio - A man was robbed at gunpoint Sunday night when he tried to sell a computer he listed on Craigslist, police said.

The robbery happened about 7:30 p.m. outside a business on the 600 block of East Market Street in Akron's Middlebury neighborhood, east of the University of Akron campus, Akron police said. The 37-year-old victim had agreed to meet the potential buyer at the business.

The victim showed the computer to the potential buyer, but the buyer asked if he could show the computer to his friend who was sitting in the parking lot. The seller agreed, and the two men went to the car, police said.

Once inside the car, the car's driver pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the victim, police said. The robber ordered the seller out of the car before speeding away with the computer.

The duo wanted for the armed robbery have not yet been identified, and no arrests have been made, police said. Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to contact Akron police at 330-375-2552.

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