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19-Year-Old Robbed After Cell Phone Sale

Sean Blass Photo: Olmsted County Adult Detention Center. Sean Blass

July 22, 2019 10:23 AM

(ABC 6 News) -- A Stewartville teenager told authorities he bought an iPhone for more than $600. When it wouldn't activate, the man he bought it from allegedly showed up with a gun and stole the phone back. 

The Olmsted County Sheriff's got a call from the 19-year-old around 10:45 p.m. on Friday, July 19. The teenager told deputies he bought the phone the day before from 26-year-old Sean Blass of Rochester. The teenager tried to activate it and, when it couldn't be activated, Blass allegedly drove to Stewartville, showed the 19-year-old a handgun and ordered him to put the phone on the trunk of a car. The 19-year-old did, and said Blass then took off with it. 

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A few minutes later, a deputy found Blass alone in a car on the 3600 block of South Broadway. Captain Scott Behrns said Blass had a loaded 9mm handgun on him as well as the cell phone in question. 

He was arrested and brought to the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center. He's facing charges of 1st-degree aggravated robbery, terroristic threats, carrying a pistol without a permit, and driving after revocation. 

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