Police: Man robs couple of laptop off Craigslist

Police: Man robs couple of laptop off Craigslist (Image 1)

A man was arrested Thursday for aggravated robbery when he and an accomplice allegedly robbed a couple trying to sell a computer on Craigslist in September.

Police reported Wanyaa Lewis, 18, responded to an ad for a laptop for sale and arranged to meet with the man and woman on Nelson Merry Street to purchase it.

Once the couple arrived, Lewis allegedly said he did not have enough money on him to buy the laptop and asked the couple to accompany him to a second location for additional funds.

According to an affidavit, the couple refused to go but agreed to meet Lewis again at the KFC at 1027 Rosa Parks Boulevard after he contacted them a short time after the first meeting.

Lewis reportedly met the couple outside the restaurant along with a young, black male in the backseat of a silver Dodge Intrepid.

Lewis’ associate allegedly got out of the car, pulled a handgun on the couple and demanded the computer and all their money.

Police said the two men took off with the couple’s possessions, including the woman’s purse, which was found a short distance away.

The couple identified Lewis from a photo lineup.

No details on the second suspect were released.

Lewis was booked into the Metro jail on two counts of aggravated robbery with a bond of $150,000.

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