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An attempt to sell a computer through an Internet advertisement resulted in the robbery of University District resident, according to Northeast District police reports.

The victim, who lives on Winspear Avenue, told officers Sunday that while meeting with a man who responded to his ad, the “customer” reached into his pocket as if to retrieve money but instead displayed a black handgun.

The robber, carrying the computer, took off on foot toward Comstock Street, the victim told police.