Two men rob person after agreeing to purchase cell phone on OfferUp

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Police are looking for two men they said robbed a man after agreeing to purchase a cell phone on the app OfferUp.

The robbery happened around 8:30 Wednesday night in the 400 block of Monticello Avenue. 

The victim told police he met two men who agreed to purchase his cell phone at the location. 

When the suspects got there, they took the phone and ran. The victim attempted to chase them, but one of the suspects pointed a gun and the victim stopped.

Both suspects are described as black men in their 20s.

No injuries were reported. 

Norfolk police want to remind the public that they created "E-Commerce Exchange Zones" at each patrol division last spring. Officers encourage community members to use the lobby or reserved locations when meeting people to complete their online purchases and transactions.  

Click here to find the closest "E-Commerce Exchange Zone" next to you. 

If you know anything about the incident or recognize the men in the photo, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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