2 charged in 'letgo' marketplace app scam on Long Island, police say

MASTIC BEACH, Suffolk County (WABC) -- Police on Long Island have arrested two men who allegedly took part in a scam to defraud people of money through the popular marketplace app letgo.

During the first incident on November 30, Suffolk County police say 19-year-old Ronnie Langhorn arranged to sell a cell phone to someone in Mastic Beach.

He showed the victim a cell phone and accepted cash before telling the victim he had to get a SIM card, according to police, but he instead fled to the rear of the property and never returned with the phone.

In a separate incident on December 8, Langhorn and three men allegedly arranged for the purchase of a cell phone on Mastic Road, also through the letgo app, and stole money from the victim before fleeing on foot.

In a third incident at the Mastic-Shirley LIRR station on December 31, police say the victim gave Langhorn money before Langhorn pushed him to the ground.

When the victim attempted to follow the suspect, a second man, 21-year-old Mitchell Washington, threatened to shoot him, authorities said.

Langhorn, 19, of Mastic, was charged with robbery, grand larceny and petit larceny. Washington is charged with robbery.

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