Craigslist seller robbed at gunpoint

8:50 PM, Dec 31, 2013   |    comments
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Seffner, Florida -- A Seffner man trying to sell a phone on Craigslist ended up the victim of an armed robbery.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says Mannix Santos was trying to sell his Samsung Galaxy phone through the website for $300.

Officials say Santos set up a meeting with a prospective buyer at a strip mall parking lot on December 27th. However, they say when Santos met up with the buyer, the person pulled out a gun and pointed it at the victim. The suspect then took off with the phone.

Santos later told detectives he gave chase, but the suspect got away after hopping into a nearby car.

Thanks to a suspect description by Santos, authorities say they were able to arrest Vasquez Hewitt and Hector Luis Anavitate. Both men have been charged with armed robbery with a firearm.

The two are now in the county jail and Santos has his phone back.

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