VICTORVILLE – A 17-year-old boy was arrested for duping OfferUp sellers out of their merchandise late Thursday morning.
The incident occurred when the suspect asked the seller to deliver a game system that they had for sale on the internet application “OfferUp”. When they arrived they met with him at his home in the 16000 block of Zenda Street in the City of Victorville. The teen told the seller (victim) that he was going to take it inside to test and he never came out. Concerned for their safety, the victim called authorities.
The suspect had an OfferUp account and was attempting to sell other property that he had stolen in similar ways. The suspect, who was currently on probation was found to be in possession of the stolen game system and other stolen property. The stolen property was returned to the owners.
The suspect was booked into the High Desert Juvenile Detention Center for possession of stolen property and robbery.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.
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