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One suspect arrested in series of 'letgo' robberies in Tallahassee

Posted at 4:38 PM, Mar 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-16 18:06:45-04

Tallahassee, Fla. (WTXL) - A man was arrested for a series of robberies occurring over the past several days involving the app, 'letgo'.

Lenardo Ellick Jr., 20, was arrested and booked into the Leon County Detention Center on Thursday. 

The robberies occurred on Deer Haven Lane on March 10 and 2001 Old St. Augustine Road on March 14. 

The victims said they arranged a meeting to sell items using the 'letgo' mobile app and three males arrived at the scene to exchange the items for money.  

The victims told officers they were robbed at gunpoint and their items were stolen. 

After reviewing evidence and hours of investigative research, TPD gathered information that led to the arrest of Ellick Jr. 

Officers conducted a search warrant at Ellick's home on Thursday and found two handguns. 

Ellick was charged with two counts of robbery with a firearm, possession of a firearm by a Florida delinquent adult, and resisting officers. 

He was transported to the Leon County Detention Facility.  

TPD is continuing to follow up with the case and are asking anyone with information about the case and the other two suspects to please contact them at  (850) 891-4200 or if they choose to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.  

TPD would like to remind citizens to use safety precautions when buying or selling items from online outlets such as 'letgo': 

  • Insist on meeting in a public place 
  • Do not meet in a secluded area
  • Do not invite strangers into your home and do not go into theirs
  • Be cautious when buying or selling high value items
  • Do not meet with a buyer or seller alone
  • Perform the transaction during daylight hours