He thought he was getting a good deal on a laptop computer. But he ended up without the computer — or the cash he brought to pay for it, police said.
The theft took place at about 2:20 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of the Valero convenience store at 851 S. Meridian, Wichita police Lt. Doug Nolte said. The 53-year-old man brought a friend with him to buy the computer from someone who had offered it on Craigslist.
The seller gave the victim the laptop, then, after receiving the cash, snatched the laptop back.
“As the suspect vehicle backed up, it hit him very lightly, then drove over the curb to get away,” Nolte said of the victim.
The dark green Honda Accord was last seen driving west on Kellogg.
The suspect is a white man about 20 years old, the victim told police. He is 5-feet-8 and 170 pounds. He has blonde hair and was wearing a red baseball cap, blue jeans and a light-blue hooded sweatshirt.
The victim gave police the license plate number on the Accord.