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Two men robbed trying to buy furniture offered on Craigslist

4:14 PM, Nov 6, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Two men came to Jacksonville to buy furniture offered on Craigslist and ended up looking down the barrels of two handguns.

Michael Boatwright and Alvin Motley told police they drove a U-Haul truck down from South Carolina and met a man in the 4600 block of Farleigh Avenue. They then followed the man driving a red Envoy to 5248 Bunche Drive near 45th street to wait for the second suspect.

The two victims went to the rear of the U-Haul to open the door. One of the suspects grabbed a hand cart out of the back of the U-Haul. They say the suspects then pointed silver semi-automatic handguns at the victims.

The victims were told "you know what time it is, lay down and take your pants off" by the suspects. Police say the suspects took both victims pants and shoes, and left in the red car.

One victim then called police. One of the victims gave police the phone number that the first suspect had been calling him on. He had gone by the name "Mario".

Police say both men's wallets were taken, containing $40 each and another $4,600 was taken by the suspects. Both victims told police they believed the suspects were going to kill them.

Police put out a BOLO containing the vehicle description and the suspect description.

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