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Robber at Large in Temecula

Saturday, December 1st, 2012
Issue 48, Volume 16.

TEMECULA - A gunman robbed an iPhone from a person selling them at night in a remote industrial area, and remained at large today, a sheriff's sergeant said.

The victim was trying to sell the smart phones at an undisclosed website met with someone who purportedly wanted to buy an iPhone Friday night in the 42000 block of Winchester Road where many businesses were already closed for the day, Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Geoff Green said.

The suspect appeared out of an alleyway and grabbed one of the iPhones from the victim as he sat in Advertisement
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his car. The suspect then pulled out a handgun and demanded the victim's wallet as well as another iPhone before the victim sped off and phoned for help at about 10 p.m., Green said

Sheriff's deputies set up a perimeter in the area but couldn't find the armed robbery suspect who was described as a 6-foot Latino man in his 20s. The suspect appeared thin, wore a white T-shirt and jeans, and weighed about 165 pounds.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged by sheriff's authorities to call the sheriff's Temecula station at (951) 696-3000.



Comment Profile ImageA 52 yr old Grandma
Comment #1 | Saturday, Dec 1, 2012 at 12:46 pm
Adding more to our crime rate :/
Sounds like a guy with stolen phones who got ripped off himself. Surprised the guy even called the cops for being robbed. Who would have multiple Iphones for sale and in a dark industrial park where everything is closed? Another criminal?
Not real smart either, seller should have picked a busy store, bar for the sale. Doh.
Comment Profile ImageMath
Comment #2 | Saturday, Dec 1, 2012 at 10:20 pm
52 year old grandma-
You can't say that the person who was selling them were stolen.
Many phones, especially the iPhone come with serial numbers and if it was stolen and the owner reported it would not be viable for regular service. Maybe the guy who was "buying" the phone asked to meet there. Up Winchester there is more industrial buildings the normal business. So quick to jump too conclusions and influence news websites. It's best too keep quiet until all facts have surfaced.
Comment Profile ImageFed up
Comment #3 | Sunday, Dec 2, 2012 at 11:23 am
I agree grandma, real sore loser!
Comment Profile ImageMe!!
Comment #4 | Monday, Dec 3, 2012 at 1:48 am
I agee with you Math people jump out of conclusion and act like they know what there talking about .....!!
Comment Profile Imagerealsmart
Comment #5 | Monday, Dec 3, 2012 at 10:41 am
i don't know if the phones were stolen or not but sounds like two idiots anyway
Comment Profile ImageReality Checker
Comment #6 | Monday, Dec 3, 2012 at 4:07 pm
Me&Math, you two just don't put two and two together. Agreed while it's not verifiable fact, the circumstances around this really would lead any reasonable and prudent person to believe the phones were being fenced. It was just a couple of weeks ago a bunch of young adults wandered into the cell phone provider store by the mall and cut the security cables on several smart phones on display and ran out with all of them while one of them distracted the manger. It happens, the criminals and takers of our society work like this. They steal it, then try to sell it where they think they wont be caught. It's easy to make that call, unless of course your on their side....

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