Suspect arrested after Craigslist deal goes wrong

(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man who was trying to sell his cell phone on Craigslist was instead robbed at gunpoint.

It happened on Thursday in the parking lot of a home improvement store in south Nashville.

According to a Metro police arrest warrant, the victim communicated with the suspect through Craigslist.

The two men reportedly agreed to meet in the parking lot of Home Depot on Powell Avenue to conduct the transaction.

Authorities say the victim got into the back of the suspect’s car. Instead of purchasing the phone, the suspect allegedly pulled out a gun and demanded the victim’s wallet.

Police have identified the suspect as 21-year-old Reginald Keller.

He reportedly got away with at least $80 of the victim’s money. The victim was able to snap a picture of Keller’s license plate as he drove away.

Metro police then used that information to track down Keller.

He was booked into the Metro jail Saturday and charged with aggravated robbery. Keller’s bond was set at $75,000 and he is due in court on April 26.

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