TALLMADGE — Police are investigating an armed robbery in the Tallmadge United Methodist Church parking lot Sunday night, said Police Chief Ron Williams.
Williams said Tuesday that an 18-year-old Tallmadge man made arrangements through Facebook Marketplace to meet with an unknown female to purchase a PlayStation 4 gaming console for an "undisclosed amount" of money at the church, 207 North Munroe Road, at about 8 p.m.
"So the young man rides his bike to that location with money and a black male with a mask, a stocking mask, and a hoodie showed up and pointed a gun at him and took his money," said Williams.
Williams said detectives are attempting to identify the female through phone records.
"All I would say is for people to use caution when making internet transactions like this and suggest that they might consider safer locations, such as the police department parking lot," said Williams.
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