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NEWORLEANS -- A man attempting to buy a car through Craigslist ended up being the victim of an armed robbery in Algiers Monday.

The man contacted a man named 'Angelo' through Craigslist to buy a Volkswagen Passat for $3,500, and agreed to meet Angelo in the 2900 block of Hudson Place to test drive the vehicle, police said.

As he was test driving the vehicle, Angelo pulled a gun on the prospective buyer and said, 'You know what time it is,' according to a police report. The man relented and gave Angelo the $3,500 in cash.

Police describe Angelo as a black male, medium build, short black hair and clean shaven.

Anyone with information is asked to the NOPD 4th District at 504-658-6045.

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