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Police: 19-year-old robbed of $360 at knifepoint in LetGo meetup gone wrong

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A transaction from the app LetGo went terribly wrong for one teenager in Melrose who thought he was buying an iPhone.

News 12 is told the 19-year-old victim met two men on Dec. 30 along 149th Street and Cortlandt Avenue.

The victim tells investigators he showed up around 5:20 p.m. and was given the iPhone, but right after, the two men pulled out a knife and demanded his money while taking the cellphone back.

News 12 is told the victim wasn’t hurt, but was robbed of $360.

Police are warning people to be careful when meeting sellers online. They say they've had other incidents involving the LetGo app.

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