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Man is savagely ‘bashed by two African men’ he met while trying to sell his iPhone on Gumtree   

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Man is savagely ‘bashed by two African men’ he met while trying to sell his iPhone on Gumtree   

A man looking to sell his smartphone has been savagely bashed by two men posing as potential buyers. 

Akhal Allamkonda had listed his iPhone XS Max for sale on popular buy, swap and sell website Gumtree.

He spoke with the men, who he says are of African appearance, for a few days before they arrived at his home on Norman Street in Findon, north-west Adelaide, on Thursday night.

Akhal Allamkonda listed his iPhone for sale online, only to be bashed by potential buyers at his Adelaide home (pictured) on Thursday night

Akhal Allamkonda listed his iPhone for sale online, only to be bashed by potential buyers at his Adelaide home (pictured) on Thursday night

Akhal Allamkonda listed his iPhone for sale online, only to be bashed by potential buyers at his Adelaide home (pictured) on Thursday night

‘They wanted to buy the phone, they said to me. I said, “without giving the money I don’t give the phone to you”,’ Allamkonda told Nine News. 

He said he gave them the phone and they handed him a wallet but things quickly escalated. 

‘The next moment the guys start beating me,’ Allamkonda said.   

He said he was also viciously attacked with a metal pole and brick. 

Allamkonda was unable to stop the men from taking his iPhone, which retails for roughly $1600.

The pair, believed to be in their early 20s and more than 180cm tall, fled the scene on foot.

Police later canvased the area but were unable to locate the two men.

Officers said the incident should be a reminder about exercising caution when using buy, swap and sell websites.

Allamkonda was unable to stop the men from taking his iPhone, which retails for roughly $1600 (stock image)

Allamkonda was unable to stop the men from taking his iPhone, which retails for roughly $1600 (stock image)

Allamkonda was unable to stop the men from taking his iPhone, which retails for roughly $1600 (stock image)

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