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SPD: iPhone robbery victim turns tables on robbers

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ARRESTED: Lorenzo Huglon, 18. (Source: Shreveport Police Department) ARRESTED: Lorenzo Huglon, 18. (Source: Shreveport Police Department)

A simple plan to rob potential sellers of their iPhone 5 equipment was foiled Monday after a quick-reacting seller notified Shreveport Police of the scheme. 

Police say two people are behind bars after allegedly robbing a man of his cell phone. The victim and the people met via the community web site Craigslist to arrange a sale of the cell phone Monday night.

But police say they were called in about 9:20 p.m. when the victim, the seller of the iPhone 5, called to report a robbery in the 8500 block of Youree Drive. The victim, an adult male, told police that he offered his iPhone 5 for sale on Craigslist.

After getting a response from a potential buyer, the victim agreed to meet the buyer in a parking lot on Youree Drive. There, two people pretending to be buyers approached the seller, asking to see the phone. When the seller showed the phone, one of the two supposed buyers snatched the phone from the victim's hand and ran on foot.

A short time later, the victim noticed that the robbers had listed his stolen cell phone on Craigslist. The victim then posed as the buyer for the phone and arranged to meet the men at the Walmart in the 1600 block of East Bert Kouns Industrial Loop. The victim also notified police of the development.

Patrolmen went there and found the sellers in the Walmart parking lot, where police say they still had the victim's phone at the time of their arrest.

Arrested was Lorenzo Huglon, 18, of the 500 block of Browning Street in Shreveport. Police arrested him without incident and booked him into the Shreveport City Jail on one count of simple robbery.

The other alleged robber, a 16-year-old juvenile male, was booked into the Caddo parish Juvenile Detention Center on one count of simple robbery.

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