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A female was robbed at knifepoint Sunday afternoon in Laurel after meeting someone to buy a phone, Anne Arundel County police said.

Officers responded to the 8300 block of Cloud Street in Laurel for robbery of a citizen. The victim said when she arrived to meet the person to buy a phone, two teenage males approached her and gave her a box, police said.

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She opened the box and realized it was filled with aluminum foil and didn’t have a phone in it, police said. When she looked up from the box, one of the teens was holding a knife and demanded her money, police said.

She gave it to them and the teens fled the area. There were no injuries reported.

Officials remind the public that all Anne Arundel County police station lobbies are Transaction Safe Zones, where citizens can conduct internet transactions safely.

Police ask anyone with information to contact the Western District Detective Unit at 410-222-6155 or the TipLine 410-222-4700.

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