A 25-year-old Madison man was selling a gaming console, games and other electronics via Facebook Marketplace and asked to meet the 15-year-old in a parking lot near the 4700 block of Cottage Grove Road to sell the items, police said.
The seller brought a friend with him to the exchange around 7:30 p.m. and met with the 15-year-old, who claimed he needed a ride to Vernon Avenue so he could get money from someone else, according to the release.
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Once at the Vernon Avenue location, the 15-year-old grabbed the bag containing the items and ran, officials said. The victims chased the 15-year-old, and when they caught up to him, the 15-year-old reached for his waistband, suggesting he had a gun. The 15-year-old yelled, “Drop the s—, or I’m gonna bust a cap in your a–!” police said.
The 15-year-old was identified via information posted on Facebook Marketplace, and officers found him at his apartment, according to the release.
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