According to the New Rochelle police, a PlayStation ad posted online turned out to be a dangerous setup for unsuspecting buyers. On Wednesday night, two victims, aged 33 and 21, drove to New Rochelle with the intention of purchasing a Sony PlayStation that was advertised for sale online.
However, upon their arrival, the sellers instructed them to meet at a different location than originally agreed. The victims complied and met the suspects at the new location. All four individuals then got into the victims' vehicle and proceeded to visit two more locations before ending up at the intersection of Remington Place and Prince Street.
Once they reached this location, the suspects brandished handguns and stole $300 from the driver. They then fled on foot towards Lincoln Avenue. The suspects are described as Black men in their late teens to early twenties, wearing all black clothing.
New Rochelle police are urging anyone with information about the robbery to contact the non-emergency line at 914-654-2300. Additionally, they advise individuals engaging in internet-based sales to exercise caution when meeting sellers and choose safe locations, such as local police department lobbies.
It is essential to remain vigilant and prioritize personal safety when conducting transactions with strangers online.