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Teen robbed at gunpoint in Glendale trying to sell cellphone on Craigslist

Glendale A teen trying to sell a cellphone on Craigslist was robbed at gunpoint in Glendale by two 18-year-old men, police said Thursday.

Scott Yoon, of La Crescenta, and Sung Na, of Glendale, both 18, were arrested Saturday shortly after they tried to flee the scene of the robbery about 5.p.m at Colorado and Porter streets, Glendale police said.

Yoon and Na had agreed to meet the 17-year-old Glendale teen in a McDonald’s parking lot after he advertised an Android cellphone for $400 on Craigslist, said Sgt. Tom Lorenz of the Glendale Police Department.

The teen waited for the pair at the parking lot and saw a black BMW drive up next to him, according to the Glendale News-Press.

He approached the BMW’s passenger side and began talking about the phone. Na allegedly grabbed the cellphone from the teen and pulled out  a black handgun hidden under his thigh, cocked it and pointed it at the teen, Lorenz said.

Police later arrested the pair and recovered an Airsoft pellet gun, which Lorenz said resembled a Glock handgun.


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Image: Map shows location where a teen was robbed in Glendale. Source: Google Maps

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