Two teenagers arrested for armed robbery during online sale meetup in La Vergne

Posted at 7:50 AM, Sep 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-21 08:50:32-04

LA VERGNE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two teenagers have been arrested following the armed robbery of a woman Friday during a meetup for a sale transaction that was organized online.

According to La Vergne police, 18-year-olds Jadarian Marble and Tyler Benjamin went to the robbery victim's house in the Lake Forest subdivision to buy a Macbook Pro. The sale was organized with the victim via an online sales website, and they had been talking for several days before agreeing to the sale.

The woman told police one of the suspects grabbed the computer from her and ran out of the house. She went after him, but the other suspect then pulled a gun on her, telling her that she had been 'ripped' before leaving the house.

The woman got the license plate number of the white car in which the Marble and Benjamin fled.

The woman told police, who found the car and arrested the teenagers at TigerMart on Murfreesboro Road. The woman's computer and a gun were found in the vehicle.

Marble and Benjamin were sent to the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office. Their charges are pending.

The La Vergne Police Department reminds everyone that it is always safest to meet in a public place for sales transactions coordinated online. For those in the area, they welcome anyone who is conducting such a transaction to use the parking lot in front of their police department at 5093 Murfreesboro Road.