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3 robberies reported during Letgo transactions this month

Posted September 12

— Three visitors to a North Carolina city have reported robberies during scheduled sales after using the Letgo marketplace app this month.

News outlets report Durham police are investigating three armed robberies stemming from Letgo transactions on the nights of Sept. 3, Sept. 8 and Sept. 10. Police spokeswoman Kammie Michael says all the incidents took place at different locations on the same block.

No injuries were reported.

Police say out-of-towners looking to purchase either phones or gaming equipment were robbed of cash at gunpoint. Two incidents featured two male robbers, while one incident featured three.

Letgo is a free, person-to-person, mobile classifieds app that allows users to buy from, sell to and chat with others locally. Police urge caution in using such apps.

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