TEMECULA – A gunman robbed an iPhone from a person selling them at night in a remote industrial area, and remained at large today, a sheriff’s sergeant said.
The victim was trying to sell the smart phones at an undisclosed website met with someone who purportedly wanted to buy an iPhone Friday night in the 42000 block of Winchester Road where many businesses were already closed for the day, Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Geoff Green said.
The suspect appeared out of an alleyway and grabbed one of the iPhones from the victim as he sat in his car. The suspect then pulled out a handgun and demanded the victim’s wallet as well as another iPhone before the victim sped off and phoned for help at about 10 p.m., Green said
Sheriff’s deputies set up a perimeter in the area but couldn’t find the armed robbery suspect who was described as a 6-foot Latino man in his 20s. The suspect appeared thin, wore a white T-shirt and jeans, and weighed about 165 pounds.
Anyone with information about this case is encouraged by sheriff’s authorities to call the sheriff’s Temecula station at (951) 696-3000.