Teen robbed while trying to sell iPhone on FB

Police: Suspects pulled gun on victim

Published On: Jan 30 2013 04:07:12 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 16 2013 10:35:13 AM EST
Deandre Chambers, Mark Jean
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -

A South Florida teenager was robbed while trying to sell an iPhone on Facebook.

The 17-year-old victim told police that he met up with two people that contacted him on Facebook at the Big Lots store on North University Drive on Tuesday.

The two supposed buyers, Deandre Chambers and Marc Jean, convinced the victim to move the meeting to some apartments off Riverside Drive.

Police said Chambers and Jean got into the victim's car at the new meeting location.

That's when police said Jean pulled out a gun, pressed it against the victim’s torso and told him to “give it up.”

The victim began kicking and sounding his horn.

Detectives said Chambers and Jean took the iPhone and $40 and ran off.

The victim followed the robbers to the Coral Square Mall and told police officers there what happened.

Officers arrested Chambers, 24, at the mall and then arrested Jean, 17, at his home. They are charged with armed robbery.

Detectives recovered the stolen iPhone inside the Macy’s store at Coral Springs Mall.