Collier County man turns Facebook Marketplace into robbery opportunity

Published: August 5, 2022 3:20 PM EDT
Jayshawn Nau, 20 (CREDIT: Collier County Sheriff's Office)

Collier County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man they say was robbing people he met through Facebook Marketplace.

The investigation into 20-year-old Jayshawn Nau began on July 1 when a victim reported to authorities that they had been held at gunpoint when met up with someone who was interested in buying their gold chain for more than $8,000.

Instead of paying for the necklace, deputies say the man displayed a black handgun and told the victim to drive off, according to the arrest report.

The arrest report states that Nau was using the name Sosa Sosa to operate on Facebook and was involved with a number of robberies.

Deputies searched his cellphone using a search warrant and found evidence that linked Nau to the Facebook profile.

He was last arrested month after Collier deputies say he stole a Playstation from someone he had met on Facebook Marketplace.

In that case, Nau paid fake money for the Playstation and left before the victim could realize he used fake prop money.

Nau faces a robbery with a firearm charge and an aggravated battery charge.