Man checking out online sale items robbed at gunpoint

January 23, 2013 

— Columbia police are seeking two suspects in the robbery of a man responding to an online sale notice the day after Christmas.

A third suspect, Brandon Scott, 21, was arrested and charged with armed robbery, kidnapping, criminal conspiracy and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, police chief Randy Scott said in a news release.

The victim told police that he went to an address on the 300 block of South Beltline Boulevard to look at a 52-inch TV and computer that had been advertised online. He had made a purchase from the sellers before and knew one of the suspects by sight although he did not know his name, he told investigators. When he got to the address, the suspects took him into the back yard, pointed a gun at his head and demanded his car keys. Although the victim’s keys later were returned and he was unharmed, money and a tool bag were stolen from his car, police said.

Being sought in the robbery are Ravon Milton, 18, and Jashawn Livingston, 18.

Livingston is also wanted on additional warrants, police said. He is accused of breaking into a house on Maple Street in Melrose Heights on Jan. 3 and stealing two flat-screen TVs. Also wanted in connection to that crime are Samuel Scott, 17, and Allen O. Evans, 23.

Rachael Myers Lowe

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