Statesboro PD: Man robbed after setting up fake drug deal

Statesboro PD: Man robbed after setting up fake drug deal

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Georgia Southern University sent out an Eagle Alert early Monday morning to warn students about an armed robbery.

After an investigation, police say the person who reported the crime told them he had arranged a meeting to sell drugs to people he didn't know. He also didn't have any drugs to sell, according to police.

"The victim failed to produce the drugs he'd promised," said Chief Mike Broadhead, Statesboro Police Department. "At that point, one of the two men pulled a gun and robbed the victim of his wallet and his phone."

When the two buyers arrived and realized there were no drugs for sale, they became angry and demanded his wallet. He told police the two men took off in a dark-colored sedan, but he didn't know where.

The alert said the robbery happened off campus around 5:15 a.m. at a business off Lanier Drive. The Statesboro Police Department later corrected that the alert location was just off, as the incident occurred at an apartment complex, The Southern Downs.

The business has no involvement in the investigation, according to Statesboro PD.

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