Spring Grove man allegedly pulled gun during Craigslist transaction
A Spring Grove man is accused of pulling a gun while robbing a man of his gaming system during a Craigslist transaction in York City.
Police say the victim was trying to take his PlayStation 4 back from Jordan Albin Real when Real pulled a gun on him and said "I'm not playing."
Real, 19, of the 200 block of Old Hanover Road, is charged with robbery.
Sell: York City Police say the victim arranged to sell his PlayStation 4 bundle on Craigslist on Aug. 26.
The victim agreed to meet Real in York City in the 600 block of Chestnut Street, documents state.
The alleged victim arrived and met with Real, whom he recognized from Spring Grove football games, police said. Real told the alleged victim to get the PlayStation out of the car and said he would go to a residence in the block to get the money, according to charging documents.
When Real approached the alleged victim again, Real grabbed the PlayStation and tried to rip it out of the victim's hand, police said. The would-be seller kept holding on until Real pulled a handgun on him, court documents allege.
The alleged victim let go of the PlayStation and headed east on Chestnut Street, police said.
Real made off with the system, two controllers and five games, which police say were worth about $200.
On Aug. 30 the victim identified Real from a lineup, court documents state.
Charges were filed the next day, and Real was arrested Sept. 10, online court records state. He was remanded to York County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.
His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at District Judge James Morgan's office.
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