Armed Robbery of i-Phone 8+; ‘Offer-Up’ online transaction
Port St. Lucie, Fl-On October 1, 2019 at around 7:01 PM, Police went to the 3200 block of SW Ronlea Court for reports of an armed robbery of a i-Phone. Police learned the victim (adult female) attempted to sell her i-phone through the ‘Offer-Up’ App.
The victim was contacted by an unknown black female suspect expressing interest in buying the cell phone. The victim and unknown female suspect agreed to meet at the 3200 Block of SW Ronlea Court for the transaction. The female suspect arrived with an unknown black male suspect.
The suspects arrived in an unknown tan older model mid-size vehicle. The female suspect exited the vehicle and met with the victim. The victim and the female suspect exchanged information about the cell phone transaction.
As the female suspect reached into her purse; the male suspect (while seated in the driver seat) pointed a small black handgun in the direction of the victim while stating “move”. At that point, the female suspect entered the tan vehicle with the cell phone.
The unknown suspects fled the area without making payment to the victim for the i-Phone. The female suspect is known as Brittany Lake (Offer-Up alleged name), Black female, piercing on left cheek, curly hair, wearing a tight gray dress, with cheetah print tattoos on both shoulders, shooting star tattoos on her right thigh and a decayed tooth on the right side of her mouth. The female suspect was also carrying an infant (B/F, approx.2wks old, alleged name Treasure). The black male suspect was described as dark skinned with short “kodak” dreads and a slight goatee. No injuries were reported.
In the past, The Port St Lucie Police Department has invited citizens to its very own safe “MEETUP SPOT”. Today, Police encourage citizens to think twice prior to conducting internet purchases/ exchanges with strangers and consider completing online transactions at The Port St. Lucie Police Department “MEETUP SPOT” located on the east side of the Police Department building (parking area) for a smooth and safer transaction experience.
The Police Department has 24/7 cameras rolling and police officers available if anything goes wrong or suspicious. Plan the online transaction at the “MEETUP SPOT”, the criminal will either not show up or will suggest another location convenient for the crime. Watch out for RED FLAGS!
If anyone has information pertaining to the above incident or suspects/ vehicle, please contact: Detective Fraga Office # (772) 873-6518. You can be anonymous, Call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers 800-273-TIPS (8477)
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