Online sale leads to Lima robbery

LIMA — What started as a Facebook Marketplace transaction ended as a strong-armed robbery late Sunday.

According information from the Lima Police Department, police were dispatched at approximately 9 p.m. Sunday to 1855 N. Cole St. in reference to the robbery.

Police said Joshua Pearce, 21, of Lima, had gone to the Cole Street address to complete a transaction arranged through Facebook. He reportedly handed cash to the suspect through the window of a vehicle, police said, but the vehicle then sped away, dragging Pearce for a short distance. He suffered abrasions but was not treated for his injuries. The suspect was not located.

The case remains under investigation.

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