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Tampa man accused of robbing another through Craigslist ad

TAMPA — Officers arrested a man Friday accused of robbing another who responded to his ad on Craigslist, police said.

Azar Abdelhakim, 34, of St. Petersburg responded to the online ad Thursday about four iPhones for sale. He sent a text message to the seller and set up a meeting at a W Spruce Street address, police said.

There, a man approached him. Abdelhakim asked if he had the phones. The man said, "No, but I have this," and pointed a silver gun at him. The gunman snatched $160 and ran away.

A warrant went out for the robber, identified as 23-year-old Elijah Jackson of Tampa. He was caught by officers Friday.

Jackson faces charges of armed robbery, resisting arrest without violence, burglary, carrying a concealed weapon and violation of probation for grand theft.

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