People who showed up at a gas station in West Hartford to buy a phone that was advertised on the app Offer Up Thursday night became the victims of an attempted robbery when the sellers pulled guns on them and demanded money, according to police.
Police said they responded to the area of a gas station on South Quaker Lane at 7:10 p.m. Thursday after receiving reports of an attempted robbery and learned that three people, including two who had guns, had tried to rob the victims.
With help from a police dog from East Hartford, officers found one suspect as the person jumped from the first-floor window of the apartment building at 227 South Quaker Lane, police said.
Police then found the second suspect in the same apartment.
The robbery happened when the victims showed up to buy an iPhone that was advertised on the app Offer Up, police said. The sellers pulled guns on the victims and demanded money, police said. Then a fight broke out and the suspects ran away, police said.
Safarie Daniels, 18, was charged with first-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery in the first degree, criminal attempt at larceny and the second degree and carrying a dangerous weapon. Bond was set at $100,000.
The other suspect is a juvenile.
Anyone with information is asked to call the West Hartford Police Department.