Four Florida men have been charged with targeting and robbing people who sold electronic items on a popular online marketplace and using guns during some of the robberies.
The indictment, unsealed Wednesday, charges Palm Beach residents Jordan Denzel Lewis, 23, Tyrell Brion Bouie, 21, Anthony Christopher Diggs Jr., 20, and Broward resident Johntaevious Henry Johnson, 23, with conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery, conspiracy to use and carry a firearm during a crime of violence, and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.
Lewis, a prior convicted felon, has also been charged with illegal possession of a firearm.
It is alleged that the defendants targeted victims on a national online marketplace that allows users to list items for sale on its website and mobile application.
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Once users post items for sale, other users across the United States can view, bid on, and purchase items.
According to the charges, from about June to October 2022, Lewis, Bouie, Diggs, and Johnson conspired to rob, and robbed, people who posted Apple products for sale on the online marketplace.
The indictment also alleges that they used firearms in some of the robberies.
Johnson and Diggs have made their initial appearances in federal magistrate court in Fort Lauderdale. Initial appearances for Lewis and Bouie will be set later.
FBI Miami investigated the case with assistance from the Plantation Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Deric Zacca and Ajay Alexander are prosecuting it. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jorge Delgado is handling asset forfeiture.
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