Man accused of robbing another man who tried to buy car through Facebook

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Memphis Police say a man is behind bars, accused of robbing a man who was trying to buy a car through Facebook.

Cameron Dillard is charged with especially aggravated robbery.

It happened about 5:30 p.m. July 24th in the 5600 block of Maple Tree Road. The victim told police he agreed to meet Dillard about a gold Mercury Grand Marquis for sale in the Facebook Marketplace. The victim told police Dillard drove him to Maple Tree Road, then pointed a gun at him and demanded money.

The victim told police he tried to fight back when Dillard shot him in the leg and hit him several times in the head with the gun. He told police he was able to get out of the car as Dillard drove off. Police say there was video near the scene of the car driving off.

July 26th, officers spotted the car at a liquor store at Kirby Parkway and Knight Arnold. Dillard was taken into custody, and police say he admitted to the robbery.

Dillard is in jail on $155,000 bond. He is due in court Monday.

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