Police said when the man tried to test drive the car, the teen and another man robbed him and ran away.

Man meets teen to see car for sale, is robbed at gunpoint instead

Police are looking for two people who they say lured a man and a woman out to look at a car that was for sale, and then robbed them at gunpoint. 

The armed robbery happened at the 200 block of Robin Street in Decatur just before midnight Friday, police said.

The man told police he had picked up a repaired vehicle earlier that day, but needed someone to drive his other car back home. He met a 17-year-old boy at a restaurant and allowed the teen to drive the second car back to his house for him, according to police. Then, he drove the teen back to the area where they had met and exchanged numbers. 

Later that day, police said the teen called and texted the man about a car that was for sale. 

“The male victim decided to meet the teen to look at the vehicle and see if it was worth purchasing,” police said. 

The man met up with his friend, a woman, on Robin Street, where he had agreed to meet the teen to look at the car, officials said. When the teen arrived, police said he told the man not to get out and look at the car, because his mother was nearby. Then, the teen asked the man for money. 

The man told police he asked to test-drive the car, but the teen told him couldn’t. The man started to drive away, but stopped when the teen waved him back, police said. 

“The male victim returned and exited his vehicle after seeing the teen had a key in his hand,” police said. “As the teen attempted to open the door to the vehicle, a second unknown male armed with a handgun appeared and fired the gun towards the male victim’s feet as he ran away.”

The teen ran to the man’s car and took the woman’s purse, police said. Then, he ran away. The other man, who police said appeared to be in his early 20s, told the man to get on the ground and fired three to four more shots. Then, he searched the man’s pockets and ran away, police said. 

Nobody was injured in the robbery. Authorities are still trying to learn more about the teen and armed man. Anyone with information is urged to call Decatur police. 

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