A man who thought he was going to sell an iPhone to a Mount Hope resident for $600 had that phone and another stolen at gunpoint, San Diego Police said Thursday.

The suspect arranged to meet the seller of the iPhone on the front porch of a home on 41st Street near Market Street around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to San Diego Police Officer John Buttle.

The victim showed the purported customer two iPhones, at which point the suspect pulled a gun and threatened to shoot the victim if he didn’t hand over both, Buttle said. The suspect then retreated back  into the home.

A description of the suspect was not immediately available, but Buttle said the victim may be able to identify him.

—City News Service