Victim Selling Video Game Console Robbed at Gunpoint in New Bedford
Police arrest a New Bedford juvenile after he allegedly robbed a young man of his video game console.
According to police, the victim had previously posted his video game console for sale on Facebook, and agreed to meet up with a potential buyer. The two met early Wednesday afternoon at Wood and Roy Streets in the North End, but instead of getting some cash for his electronics, the victim told police the would-be buyer showed what appeared to be a gun in his waistband, and took off with the console.
The suspect, a 17-year-old juvenile, is known to police and was seen by officers around 9:30 Wednesday night near the Global Learning Charter Public School on Ashley Boulevard. The juvenile fled from police as he was being questioned, but was soon caught and arrested. Police found six bags of marijuana in his possession.
The juvenile faces charges of armed robbery, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute within a school zone.