After RCMP issued a warning about cellphone buyers being robbed after using the LetGo app, officers have arrested one suspect while continuing to search for a second suspect.
Surrey RCMP stated today (February 4) that officers began an investigation after receiving a report of an alleged robbery that took place around 6 p.m. on January 11.
The victim had arranged to meet up with two individuals, who advertised using the LetGo app that they had a cellphone for sale, in the 11800 block of River Road in Surrey.
When the buyer met with the purported sellers, the two suspects robbed the victim of money and personal property. The victim remained physically unharmed.
Although officers responded with police dogs, they were unable to locate the suspects.
After investigators identified a suspect, officers arrested 19-year-old Martin Djunga at a Surrey residence on January 30.
Martin Djunga is currently remanded until February 19, 2020, and is facing charges of robbery, the use imitation firearm, and two counts of breach of a release order.
He remains in custody until February 19 and will face charges of robbery, the use of an imitation firearm, and two counts of breaching a release order.
Meanwhile, the second suspect involved in the incident remains unidentified.
He is described as a black male with short black hair. He was wearing a black or navy blue baseball cap, a black sweatshirt, and sweat pants at the time of the incident.
Anyone with more information about this incident is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477.
In September, Surrey RCMP had issued a warning about four incidents involving potential buyers being robbed by two suspects who had advertised cellphones for sale the LetGo app.
When meeting unknown individuals to purchase or sell items, RCMP recommend meeting in a public place, meeting in daylight hours and heavily populated areas, informing family or friends about the meeting, and taking a cellphone or friend along. Richmond RCMP even recommend meeting at their detachment lobby for any online-based transactions.