Man accused of robbing Facebook Marketplace sellers in several Metro Detroit cities

Not every buyer and seller on the Facebook Marketplace can be trusted.

A Metro Detroit man is charged with robbing people after setting up cell phone purchases in at least six different communities.

Trevon Jackson, 26, is accused of posing as a customer interested in an iPhone on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist and of meeting victims in parking lots. He is accused of stealing the iPhones.

Jackson was charged with at least four thefts. Police in Troy, Auburn Hills, Northville, Taylor and Canton have confirmed they have cases against him.

Retired Detroit Police Assistant Steve Dolunt wants people to take precautions when buying or selling anything on the Facebook Marketplace. Tell the person you are dealing with that you will meet them in a lobby of the police station.

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If you are the seller, you should be careful when taking pictures of the items. Make sure there are no personal items in the background of the photo.

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