ALBANY, N.Y. - The Albany Police Department has charged three Albany residents following two separate robberies which allegedly occurred following interaction on Facebook.
Police say the first incident happened on March 22nd when the victim posted a pair of sneakers for sale on Facebook. The victim was contacted by the suspect on Facebook, and agreed to meet at Albany High School at 8:30 p.m. Once at the location, the victim told police the potential buyer pulled out what appeared to be a handgun and stole the victim's property. The suspect - a 14-year-old male - was arrested after an investigation and charged with Robbery 1st-degree.
The second incident occurred on April 3rd when the victim in this case posted a pair of Nike Air Jordans sneakers for sale on Facebook. The potential buyer agreed to meet the victim and a friend at Westland Hills Park located off of Colvin Avenue at 8:30 p.m.
When they arrived, the suspect said he forgot his money and asked them to follow him to an address on Davis Avenue. While there, the suspect - 18-year-old Devon Davis of Albany - struck the sneaker owner's friend in the face with his fist and stole the sneakers and fled the scene.
During the investigation, police found Davis' friend, 20-year-old Justin Feliciano, assisted in the robbey by helping Davis flee the scene in his vehicle.
They have both been charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th. Davis has also been charged with Robbery 3rd.
The Albany Police would like to remind members of the community about the following safety tips in regards online sales ads:
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