Police: Alleged Craigslist bandits at large

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A 22-year-old resident who made arrangements to sell Apple iPhones out of the trunk of his car Tuesday in downtown Burbank fought off two alleged attackers after being sprayed with a substance, possibly pepper spray, authorities said.

The victim, who agreed to sell two iPhones via Craigslist, met with two potential buyers about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of Corner Bakery at 800 N. San Fernando Blvd, police said.

When the victim unlatched the truck of his car to display the phones, one of the suspects sprayed something in his eyes, causing him to temporarily lose sight, Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada said.

The victim then fought with the suspects before they ran off without the phones. Officers responded to the scene but were not able to find the suspects, described as black and in their 20s. They were last seen driving a dark sedan, police said.

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Written by Christopher Cadelago

December 2, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Posted in burbank, Crime

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