Police are searching for the Hartford man who used counterfeit cash to pay for an iPhone listed on Craigslist, then pulled out a gun and threatened to kill the seller when confronted about the fake bills.
According to police, 21-year-old Kevon Ferrell, of Fairmount Street in Hartford, met the victim Monday evening in the Walmart parking lot at 333 North Main Street in West Hartford.
Ferrell fled in a sedan after threatening the victim and was seen entering the car around 1:30 p.m. outside Union Station in Hartford, according to police.
Police said he had arranged to buy the iPhone for $400.
It was the second time that day he used counterfeit cash to make a Craiglist purchase in West Hartford, according to police. The prior incident occurred at Blue Back Square, where he paid $420 in counterfeit money.
According to police, the fake bills used in both transactions were marked with identical serial numbers.
Ferrell has a criminal record in New York, where he was arrested on gun charges following a daytime shooting in Brooklyn, where he may now be headed. They have not recovered the weapon he brandished.
Police said Wednesday they have obtained several leads on the case but haven't released any additional information on the progress they've made.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call West Hartford police at 860-523-5203.