Police: Armed robbery suspects used Craigslist to lure victims

IMPD looking for Marcus Self and Erron Broomfield in four east side armed robberies

Indianapolis

Metro police are looking for two armed robbery suspects believed to be using ads on Craigslist to lure victims. Marcus Self and Erron Broomfield are wanted in connection with at least four armed robberies.

One of their alleged victims told Fox59 he was robbed last month.

"No one has ever pointed a gun at me like that," said the man who wanted his identity protected. "I was very scared."

He said he responded to an ad for an iPhone on Craigslist and was told to meet the seller at 23rd and Kitley. When he and his cousin showed up, he said two men jumped into their car.

"One of them brought out a gun, pointing at my cousin. While the other one held me."

He explained that he was so panicked, he tried to jump out of the car, but got caught in the door.

"I fell off the door and broke my left hand."

Then, he said, one of the suspects fired shots into the air and took off with his cousin's GPS and cell phone.

According to police reports, two other victims report responding to an ad for a 13" Mac Book Pro. Both were told to meet the seller at a home in the 6100 block of Windsor Drive on the east side.

One victim said when he showed up, someone poked him in the neck with a black semi automatic handgun and told him to 'empty his wallet.'

Another victim said a man pointed a gun at him and shouted 'Give me your money.'

Both men are considered armed and dangerous. If you know where they are, contact police immediately.

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