NASHVILLE, Tenn. —Technology helped an alleged local robber steal from his victim, and technology brought him down.
Police say Kelvin Blaylock Jr. demanded at knifepoint that the victim he met on OfferUp send him money through the Cash App and they were later able to identify him through Instagram.
According to court documents, the victim was looking to buy a TV on the OfferUp marketplace app and found a Blaylock, 18, offering up one for $150. The victim messaged the suspect and made a plan to meet at an apartment complex on Tampa Drive.
The victim told police Blaylock got in his car and that talked briefly before the Blaylock pulled out a knife. He demanded the victim send him $120 through the Cash App, a mobile payment service. The victim complied and sent the money it to Blaylock’s Cash App account.
The victim said the two got in a small scuffle after he sent the money and he got a few cuts on his hand before exiting the vehicle.
He soon called police and told them he’d since found the person who robbed him on the social media website Instagram. Police were able to soon identify Blaylock through his profile.
Blaylock was Monday and charged with aggravated robbery. He’s being held in the Davidson County jail on a $50,000 bond.