Victim Says He Was Robbed After Using OfferUp App

Posted at 4:48 PM, Feb 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-04 17:48:52-05

A Hendersonville man said he was robbed after using the OfferUp app. 

According to police, the victim contacted the suspects to fix a car that had body damage at a home on Susan Drive on Saturday.

After the three suspects worked for about an hour, one of the men pulled out a weapon and robbed the victim, possibly around 3 p.m. Saturday. Officials said there was a delay in reporting the crime due to fear from the victims.

Police released a sketch of one of the suspects. He was described as standing around 6’2’’ to 6’3’’ tall. Reports stated he was heavy set with a round face and a groomed beard. He was wearing grey pants, a black jacket, and a beanie hat.

The other two suspects didn't have a lot of interaction with the victim, according to reports.

Authorities said they believe the men committed other crimes in the same manner. They were driving a 2002 to 2006 royal blue minivan, possibly a Chrysler with factory wheels.

Anyone with information has been urged to call the Hendersonville Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 615-264-5303 or Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400.