ATLANTA, Ga. - Police are trying to identify two suspects involved in a robbery while using the "letgo" app, according to the Atlanta Police Department.
On August 12, Lotanna Okonkwo, used the online shopping app “letgo” to buy an Apple laptop from a seller with the username Rick Anderson for $100.00.
When Okonkwo arrived at the meet up location, two males came from behind a house and approached the victim’s vehicle, according to police.
One of the males was carrying a silver MacBook Pro in his hand. Okonkwo stated that after a conversation with the suspects, he showed the males the money for the computer and asked that the exchange of the money and the laptop happen at the same time.
One suspect then pointed a gun at the Okonkwo and demanded the cash and the victim’s wallet, according to authorities.
Okonkwo told police he attempted to grab his gun in self-defense, as the suspect then shot at the victim, striking the driver side door and the left side bumper of the vehicle.
Okonkwo then jumped out of his vehicle and began chasing the two suspects, one of whom was shooting at Okonkwo, as they fled from behind a house, according to police.
Okonkwo also began discharging his firearm, according to officials.
Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspects. Okonkwo sustained minor injuries on his hands and feet and did not require medical attention.
Officers were able to recover the gun used by the suspect as well the laptop. The victim's money was found in the street.
The Atlanta Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the two suspects in the video. They are thought to be approximately 15 to 17 years of age and were wearing dark colored clothing. The first suspect appears to be 5’06 to 5’08 in height. The second suspect has a slim build and appears to be 5’10 to 5’11 in height.
If you have any information on this incident or know the identity of these suspects please contact Crime Stoppers. Information can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestoppersatlanta.org. Persons do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward of up to $2,000 for the arrest and indictment of the suspects.