Two men accused of robbing people they met through the marketplace app LetGo in Gwinnett County were arrested last week, authorities confirmed.
Zion Jacobe Cowart, 18, of Loganville, and Emmanuel Okyere Boakye, 17, of Lawrenceville, were booked into the Gwinnett County jail without bond, where they remained Tuesday, jail records show. They’re accused of two robberies in July.
The first took place July 24 after the victim met someone using the name “LRN J” on the app that seemed interested in buying an iPhone from her, AJC.com previously reported. However, when she arrived at a Norcross deli, which was their agreed meeting place, she found two men.
One of them asked to “test” her phone, and when she gave it to him, he said he didn’t have the money to pay for it, and both men ran away with the phone, police said.
On July 31, the victim agreed to meet at a Duluth gas station to sell a video game console with the same person using the name “LRN J” on LetGo. When they met, the same thing happened, and the two men stole it and ran away.
Before their arrest, police released surveillance images of the two suspects.
Both suspects were charged with armed robbery and two counts of robbery, jail records show. Boakye faces additional charges of giving a false name to police and possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a felony.
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