Herndon Police Arrest Man in Craigslist Armed Robbery

Laptop allegedly stolen at gunpoint in December sale set up on Craigslist.

Detectives from the Herndon Police Department said Wednesday they arrested a suspect in connection with a Craigslist-related robbery in December.

Mohamed Darseidia, 25, of Sterling, was arrested and charged with robbery and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony for his alleged involvement in the case, police said.

Herndon Police said on Dec. 27, the owner of a Mac Pro laptop was attempting to sell the computer to someone he met through Craigslist. He went to meet the possible buyer to sell the laptop in the 1000 block of Elden Street. 

When the victim arrived at the agreed upon location, the laptop computer was taken when he was robbed at gunpoint. The suspect fled and wasn't heard from again.

Detectives conducted an intensive investigation and were able to identify the suspect as Darseidia.

Darseidia is being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center without bond.

This is the second recent case of Craigslist transactions gone wrong in Herndon. A similar case happened in January when a Herndon resident attempted to sell his cell phone on Craigslist. The suspect in that case was apprehended as well. 

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Dave Webster February 14, 2013 at 11:42 AM
Commit a crime in Herndon and you receive a one-way ticket to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center courtesy of the Herndon Police.
Don Bailey February 14, 2013 at 03:22 PM
Nice job Herndon Police Department. You guys and gals rock!!
James February 14, 2013 at 05:03 PM
Nice work Herndon Police! Craigslist...there is a reason I never use that site for anything.
Matt Nielsen March 06, 2013 at 10:54 PM
Mohamed Darseidia is friends on Facebook with the guy who tried to rob me.


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