Robbers Allegedly Used Craigslist to Target Victims

Undercover sting nabs suspects accused of robbing individuals looking for used iPhones

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    Jay Dixon Jr. and Brandon Timberlake are both charged with one count of felony aggravated robbery.

    Two men suspected in a string of armed robberies were arrested Tuesday evening in a sting operation by the Schaumburg Police Department.

    Detectives set up the sting following three robberies over the past few weeks that fit the same pattern.

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    The victims had placed ads on Craigslist looking to purchase used iPhones to resell at their businesses, and were robbed at gunpoint by a purported seller who contacted them.

    An undercover agent served as a fake cell phone buyer during Tuesday's sting and was met by 26-year-old Brandon Timberlake of Arlington Heights. Timberlake was arrested and police say he had a BB gun in his possession that looked like a real handgun.

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    Jay Dixon Jr., 25, of Skokie was found in a nearby car and also arrested.

    Police say both men were later identified by the victims in a lineup at the police station.

    Each men was charged with one count of felony aggravated robbery and were scheduled to appear in bond court Thursday morning.