Man robbed after meeting suspects through on-line seller app

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A couple is in custody after allegedly robbing a man they met on an on-line selling app.

David Marquez and Eva Galvez met their alleged victim in the parking lot of a Burger King near Bethany Home Rd. and 27th Ave. around 2:30 p.m. last Sunday. The victim met Marquez earlier in the day to trade jewelry for a bulletproof vest and cash. He said he wasn’t happy with the condition of the vest and posted it for sale on the Offer Up app. He was then contacted by someone wanting to buy the vest.

The victim arrived at the parking lot and called the person he was supposed to meet up with and was told they were in a gold Honda Accord. He saw a female, later identified as Eva Galvez, get out of the car and walk toward him. She asked him for the bulletproof vest and he opened the trunk of his car. Once he opened the trunk, police say Marquez ran up to the victim with a handgun and demanded the vest and one hundred dollars. When the victim said he didn’t have the cash, Marquez took the vest and a speaker from the victim’s trunk.

Marquez and Galvez each got into separate vehicles and drove away. Through a records check, officers were able to locate an address for the couple. Marquez claimed he never robbed anyone and just wanted his money and vest back because the jewelry he traded for earlier was fake.

Marquez is facing a felony conspiracy charge and armed robbery, while Galvez is facing a felony armed robbery charge. Each will be next in court on February 27.

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