SC man gets robbed of AR-15 rifle he was selling on Facebook

SPARTANBURG, SC — Spartanburg City Police say a man who was selling his AR-15 rifle to a man he met on Facebook got robbed of the weapon.

They say it happened at Victoria Gardens on Howard St., Friday night.

Police say the victim told them he was robbed by a Timothy Miller.

Police say they knew the suspects name from due to his arrest in January on other felony charges.

The victim told police Miller got into the back seat and pulled a silver revolver and pointed at him.

The victim says he gave Miller the rifle and Miller ran.

Police are still looking for Miller.

Facebook announced it’s cracking down on online gun sales. The new policy would bar private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world’s largest social network.

The new policy applies also to Facebook’s photo-sharing service Instagram.

It comes after gun control groups have long complained that Facebook and other online sites are frequently used by unlicensed sellers and buyers not legally eligible to buy firearms.

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