Macon teen jailed after luring robbery victim on Facebook
A robbery by snatching in Macon brings a warning from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office when buying or selling goods through social media.
A 14-year-old was arrested Tuesday and charged with robbery by snatching after the theft of a cell phone in the 3400 block of Vineville Avenue, according to a sheriff's office news release.
The unnamed juvenile was booked into the Youth Development Center after arranging on Facebook to meet the man selling a cell phone through the social media site.
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When the seller showed the teen the phone, he boy snatched it and ran off.
The thief's Facebook photo led to the arrest of the teen at a local elementary school.
Deputies urge anyone purchasing or selling goods through the Internet to arrange a meeting in a populated area, the Bibb County Sheriff's Office or any law enforcement agency.