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Man dashes with $12,000 in fake social media car sale: police

Perp steals $12,000
Posted at 9:55 PM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 21:56:18-04

BOROUGH PARK, Brooklyn — A man is wanted for getting a way with $12,000 in cash after tricking a Brooklyn resident via social media Wednesday, police said.

The incident took place at 6:10 p.m. in the area of 12th Avenue and 61st Street in Borough Park. A 31-year-old man made an agreement via social media to buy a vehicle from an unidentified man. When he arrived at the residence, the victim allowed the man to count the money agreed upon for purchase.

The victim became distracted and the man ran away. He entered a dark-colored Audi and fled with $12,000.

No arrests have been made. An investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.