A man who thought he would be buying computer software Thursday in Bala Cynwyd found himself being robbed at gunpoint during the transaction instead, Lower Merion police said Monday.
The unidentified man was not injured in the incident outside the Joe's Crab Shack restaurant on City Avenue, police said. It happened about 5:40 p.m. Thursday.
The victim had arranged to meet the cousin of an old classmate to buy a used computer program, according to police. He met the purported seller in the parking lot, handed him cash and asked for the program, at which point two men emerged from the "seller's" white Nissan Murano and pointed semiautomatic weapons at the victim.
They told the victim to hand over his bag or they would kill him, police said. The man lost an unreported amount of money as well as his wallet and cell phone.The three men in the Murano were all described as black males. The victim was unable to further describe one of them, but he described the other two as follows:
- about 30 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 200 pounds, medium build, dark complexion and goatee
- about 28 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, muscular, full beard, wearing a white t-shirt and jeans