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Facebook Marketplace deal ends with woman pepper sprayed, robbed in Phantom Fireworks parking lot

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Posted at 7:39 AM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-23 10:39:48-04

RACINE — Police say a woman who tried to sell two iPhones was pepper sprayed and robbed by two men in the Phantom Fireworks parking lot. Officers are now looking for them.

The 35-year-old woman told Racine Police she negotiated a deal through Facebook Marketplace to sell the iPhones to a potential buyer. They agreed to meet at Phantom Fireworks to complete the sale.

When they met face to face, the woman told police one of the men pepper sprayed her and the two ran off with both iPhones. Police believe the robbery was planned.

The two suspects are described as African-American males in their early to mid-twenties. The suspect vehicle is a newer model black Chevrolet Silverado, extended cab with a Tonneau cover and chrome bumpers.

If you have any information, you're urged to contact the Racine County Sheriff's Office at (262) 886-2300.