• Tulsa police say man robbed trying to buy cell phone from Facebook Marketplace

    By: Sara Hart

    Updated:

    TULSA, Okla. - UPDATE:

    Police said they arrested Deangelo McDowell in connection to the robbery and kidnapping after investigating surveillance video, a car description and social media information.

    Tulsa County Jail

    They said they will likely make additional arrests.

     

    ORIGINAL STORY:

    Tulsa police are searching for three suspects who kidnapped and robbed a man.

    Police said the man thought he was buying a cellphone off Facebook Marketplace.

    Police say the victim did everything he could to stay safe during the transaction, including meeting them at a busy convenience store in daylight.

    Police said during the meeting, the suspects got in the victim’s car and immediately told him to drive or they would shoot him.

    The suspects held the victim at knife point and demanded he go to an ATM to withdraw money.

    Police said the suspects then jumped out of the victim’s car in a neighborhood near 5th and Lewis.

    Police advice people to “creep” on sellers if choosing to use Facebook Marketplace by looking at their friends, other pictures, etc.

    They also warn if the price on something is “too good to be true, then it probably is.”

    Police say convenience stores are good meeting areas, but a police station parking lot is the best.

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