Arrests made in armed iPad Offer Up robbery in Pomona.
Two teens were arrested for an armed robbery that happened right before Christmas in Pomona.
Police recommend that members of the public who are selling items online meet at safe locations like police stations.
OfferUp.com offers a website where the public can find a safe spot to conduct sales transactions. The public can find the nearest “Safe Spot” by searching online at Safe Trade Spots.com https://safetradespots.com/
SafeTradeSpots are designated locations at law enforcement offices where buyers and sellers can meet in public under surveillance to complete in-person transactions. There’s no charge for the service.
Pomona Police Department Press Release Re: Offer Up Robbery
This morning, two teenagers were arrested for an armed robbery that occurred in the 2000 block of Lee Place on December 23, 2023.
Just before 10:30 AM on December 23, officers were sent to the 2000 block of Lee Place after receiving reports of an armed robbery.
Responding officers learned that two individuals were trying to sell their iPad when they were robbed and assaulted at gunpoint by the potential buyer.
The teens were arrested and taken to Juvenile Hall.
If buying or selling items from an online platform follow these safety tips!
* Meet in a well lit public place.
* Meet in front of a police/sheriff station.
* Bring a friend or trusted individual with you as well as notify a friend or family member where you will be.
* Pick a safe place during a busy time of day.