Online laptop sale turns to robbery, exchange of gunfire
By Jennifer Cruz
The setup occurred as the man attempted to purchase a $1,000 computer for $100. (Photo: Fox 5)
Authorities in Atlanta asked this week for the public’s help to identify two suspects in an armed robbery and subsequent shooting that occurred earlier this month.
An exchange of gunfire between one of the suspects and the victim of the robbery happened on Aug. 12 when the victim attempted to purchase a laptop through the app “Letgo,” a local CBS affiliate reported. Part of the encounter was captured on nearby surveillance video.
Police say the victim, identified as Lotanna Okonkwo, met with the suspects to purchase an Apple MacBook Pro laptop, which typically retails for around $1,000. The asking price during this particular transaction was $100.
Okonkwo pulled up to the designated meeting place and an individual, described as looking to be around 15 to 17 years old, walked up to the victim’s vehicle while carrying the computer. While the two were talking, a second teen approached the victim’s vehicle.
During the course of the conversation, Okonkwo showed the suspect that he had the cash for the sale, then suggested the two exchange the money and the laptop at the same time. The suspect, however, had a