Thursday, 24 November 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Queens man accused of stiffing victims at gunpoint in Facebook scheme to buy Nike sneakers, jackets





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Germaine Wright, 18, is accused of robbing two people of their Nike Air Jordan sneakers, and Nike jackets after meeting them on Facebook.

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An 18-year-old Queens man ripped off two people at gunpoint after arranging on Facebook to buy coats and sneakers from them, authorities said Tuesday.
The suspect, Germaine Wright, told police he was simply trying to get back what had been stolen from him.
According to court papers, Wright claimed that he was robbed about a year ago and recently decided to message “different people on Facebook who looked like the people who robbed me.”
Authorities said both crimes occurred between 12:30 a.m. and 1 a.m. on Friday.
Wright allegedly met a 29-year-old man on 90th St. in Jackson Heights and stole $26, plus the $200 Nike Air Jordan sneakers they discussed on Facebook.
In the other incident, on 150th St. in Flushing, a 23-year-old man was robbed of two Nike jackets worth $200.
In both cases, Wright was with 3 other men who are still at large.
Police learned of Wright’s name from the cell phone number he gave his victims, a police source said.

Wright allegedly arranged a meeting through Facebook to buy the two victims' Nike sneakers and jackets in Queens and robbed them at gunpoint.

Wright allegedly arranged a meeting through Facebook to buy the two victims' Nike sneakers and jackets in Queens and robbed them at gunpoint.

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Wright was charged with robbery then released without bail after his arraignment.
He could not be reached for comment at his home in Rosedale, where a woman told the Daily News not to call anymore.
Sources said detectives believe Wright is also responsible for another robbery on Friday in which he and a cohort stole Moncler and Canada Goose winter jackets, each of which cost last least several hundred dollars, from a 21-year-old man in Fort Greene.
He has not yet been charged in that case.
Inspector Thomas Conforti of the Crime Prevention Division said anyone who wants to sell or buy items through social media or websites should arrange to meet the other party at police precincts or other police facilities.
“It’s a very safe location,” Conforti said. “It gives you (an) added blanket of security that the transaction is going to go down as agreed to and that you won’t become an unsuspecting victim.”

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