Online dirt bike deal turns into armed robbery

Police are looking for three suspects in an armed robbery. They got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police are looking for three suspects in an armed robbery. They got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – A man responding to an online ad ended up the victim of an armed robbery over the weekend.

The victim was attempting to purchase a dirt bike he had seen advertised on an app called OfferUp, according to the NOPD.

The buyer agreed to meet with the dirt bike seller at a house on the 1600 block of North Dorgenois Street around 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Instead of a dirt bike, the victim was met by three men, at least one of which was armed with a gun.

After demanding the money, the three men ran off toward Uptown, according to the NOPD.