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A 17-year-old Little Rock resident reported being robbed of thousands of dollars worth of clothes and shoes that he was trying to sell through a phone app after the would-be buyers showed up, grabbed the items and fled, authorities said.

It happened about 11 p.m. Tuesday outside a home in the 300 block of Ridgeway Drive, which runs north off Markham Street west of Kavanaugh Boulevard in Little Rock's Hillcrest neighborhood.

The teen victim said he arranged for the buyer, who claimed through the app to be a student at Cabot High School, to meet him at his residence to complete the transaction, according to a Little Rock Police Department report.

Two people got out of a white car that pulled up, the victim told investigators, while a third stayed in the vehicle. One of the people approached the victim, grabbed two bags of clothes and shoes and "forcefully" pulled them away, causing the teen to fall to the ground, the report said.

The group drove south from the area.

The teen estimated the value of the stolen items to be around $3,000.

No arrests had been made at the time of the report.

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  • HarleyOwner
    October 18, 2017 at 11:07 a.m.

    I don't even know where to begin, so many questions.

  • Dontsufferfools
    October 18, 2017 at 11:19 a.m.

    Police stations ought to have a surveilled room where people can conduct these transactions.

  • Jfish
    October 18, 2017 at 11:56 a.m.

    Probably some Cabot gang members. A little common sense goes a long way in these type of situations.

  • Foghorn
    October 18, 2017 at 12:26 p.m.

    How could this kid's parents allow him to 'conduct the transaction' at 11pm?! In Hillcrest?!

  • LR1955
    October 18, 2017 at 3:26 p.m.

    The LRPD does have transaction locations.
    I bet the kids parents were unaware their boy was doing this.

  • RonAllen
    October 18, 2017 at 4:08 p.m.

    Reading the headline, I thought they stole the clothes he was wearing. I felt sorry for him. Now I am wondering where he got the clothes he was selling.

  • HM2
    October 18, 2017 at 8:02 p.m.

    Notice the great descriptions given of the suspects.

  • HarleyOwner
    October 19, 2017 at 12:09 p.m.

    HM2, What description? I didn't see one. Lol Poor reporting at it's best.

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