Hendersonville man robbed after meeting suspects on 'Offer Up' app

Rendering of suspect from Hendersonville Police Department.

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. -- A Hendersonville resident is robbed by three suspects met on the "offer up" app.

The incident occurred at about 3 p.m. on Saturday on Susan Drive. The complainant tells police that the suspects were contacted by them to do repair work on a vehicle with body damage.

After an hour had passed, one of the suspects pulled a gun on the victims and robbed them, according to Hendersonville police. Two of the suspects reportedly had very little interaction with the victim.

Police believe the suspects may have committed other crimes similarly. They encourage anyone who has been a victim of this type of crime to call the Hendersonville Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 615-264-5303, or Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400.

A sketch of the suspect who brandished the weapon has been released. He is a white male, possibly of Middle Eastern decent. He is described as 6'2"-6'3", is heavy set, has a round face and a groomed beard. The man was wearing gray pants, a black jacket and a beanie hat.

The suspects were driving a 2002-2006 royal blue mini van, possibly a Chrysler with factory wheels, according to police.

Anyone using this kind of service can conduct their meeting at the Hendersonville Police Department, which police say is considered a safe zone.

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