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Deshawn Derr, David Ramsey arrested in ‘jail-broken iPhone’ Craigslist armed robberies

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Two men have been arrested by Fairfax County Police in a series of armed robberies that lured victims on Craigslist with offers of “jailbroken iPhones for sale.”

On June 17 around 11 p.m., a victim was robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of a restaurant at Little River Turnpike and Oasis Drive in the Annandale area.

Responding to a Craiglist ad, the victim wanted to buy several iPhones.

But the “seller” showed up for the meeting, produced a gun, and robbed the victim of his cash and fled. The victim gave police the license plate of the gunman.

Deshawn Derr. Photo: Fairfax County Police

During the investigation, police arrested Deshawn Derr, 25, of 2716 Arlington Drive, Alexandria and David Ramsey, 39, of no fixed address. Both were both charged with robbery and use of firearm in commission of a felony.

Police describe the vehicle that may have been used in the robberies as a navy blue, newer BMW model 7 series with North Carolina tags.

David Ramsey. Photo: Fairfax County Police

Investigators believe there may be similar incidents that have not been reported to police. Potential victims should contact Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131 or Detective John Vickery at 703-246-7800.

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