Here’s a quick tip: If someone comes up to you in a convenience store after 2 a.m. and says that they’d totally love to sell you some super cheap electronics in an alley nearby… you’re gonna get robbed if you go.
That’s pretty much that.
Unless the Alley is somehow connected to Best Buy, you don’t want to be doing your shopping that way.
You’d think Lehigh students would know a little better.
Two Lehigh University students who said they met a group of men in an alley Sunday to buy a flat-screen television were robbed at gunpoint, according to Bethlehem police.
The robbery happened around 2:40 a.m. in an alley in the 600 block of Fifth Street. Police said the victims, Nicholas A. and Elizabeth S., both 22, were not injured.
The victims told police that they had met a group of men at a nearby convenience store who offered to sell them a television for $50, police said.
When the victims met the men in the alley, police said they were ordered to empty their pockets. Police said there were four suspects between the ages of 15 and 18.
The men demanded the students empty their pockets and police said (one student) threw down an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing.
“The morale of this story is don’t buy a television in a dark alleyway,” said Bethlehem police Lt. Mark DiLuzio.
Police said the suspect showed a black, semi-automatic handgun. He was wearing a red tank top and shorts. SOURCE: The Morning Call
Derp da derp. While I’m happy these guys weren’t injured, cmon, really? At which point did you think that this would end any other way than with you going home with less money than you had when you walked out of the store.
And, as always, Mark DiLuzio is on point.
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