iPhone seller gets beaten up after Burlington online deal goes bad

Published September 27, 2023 at 10:47 am

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A Burlington man trying to sell his iPhone to customers he met online was attacked and beaten in the lobby of his condo.

According to reports, the incident took place on Saturday (Sept. 23) in a building located in the Masonry Crt. and Cooke Blvd. area.

The victim reportedly made a deal to sell the item and when he went down to the lobby to discuss the sale, the would-be customer grabbed the phone and tried to take off.

Police say a struggle ensued that’s when a second assailant entered the building and punched and kicked the victim.

The culprits ultimately managed to steal the phone and fled outside where they escaped in a waiting vehicle.

Minor injuries were sustained by the victim.

Police say there is no description of the suspects.

Anyone with information about this crime can call Halton police at 905-825-4747. The police can also be reached through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

Halton police recommend conducting online sales at their safe zone located at the Oakville police station located at 95 Oak Walk Dr.



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