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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – A man wanted for advertising items on social media, and then robbing the would-be buyers when they met and attempted to purchase the items, has been arrested in New York City.

Clayton Mollette Jr. was taken into custody on October 4, after being located by Henrico detectives, members of the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and the New York City Police Department.

The two robbery incidents happened in Henrico County on September 5.

Police said Mollette robbed two victims who attempted to purchase items advertised on social media.

The first robbery occurred at approximately 2:10 p.m. in the 4000 block of Sprenkle Lane. The second occurred at approximately 5:40 p.m. in the 1900 block of Greenwood Glen Drive.

Mollette has been charged with three counts of robbery and three counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony.