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Laptop scam leads to armed robbery

Burbank Police are searching for two men in their 20s who are

suspected of committing armed robbery during a $1,500 scam.

A 30-year-old Arleta man was entering Best Bet at 1501 Empire

Way about 10:20 p.m. Tuesday when the suspects approached him with

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an offer to buy four laptop computers for $2,000, Police Sgt. William

Berry said.

The victim bartered down the price and they moved the merchandise

from the suspect’s vehicle to his, Berry said. After he asked to look

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inside the boxes, one of the suspects pulled out a box cutter and

grabbed the money from the victim’s hand. The two men then ran away.

The boxes contained heavy catalogs, Berry said.

Jackson Bell


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