Pair of 18-year-olds arrested with 4 ‘ghost’ guns over PlayStation5 robbery, cops say

Two men who stole while advertising a PlayStation 5 on Facebook Marketplace have been arrested after being found with four “ghost” weapons, “authorities said.

Hassani Webb and Nestor Rivera were arrested on Dec. 21 after police executed search warrants on the 600 block of West State Street and the first block of Murray Street in Trenton, according to neighboring Hamilton Police.

Investigators found four “ghost” weapons at Webb’s home and another at Rivera’s residence as well as several large-capacity extended magazines, officials said. Homemade “ghost” pistols are usually constructed from parts of firearms and may not be found because they do not contain serial numbers.

The investigation came after two men, later identified as Webb and Rivera, arranged on Facebook Marketplace to sell the popular game console. When they met the buyer on Peabody Lane in Hamilton on Nov. 19, the 18-year-olds stole money from their target at gunpoint and fled, Hamilton police said.

Webb and Rivera are charged with robbery, possession of gun parts, and several other gun-related offenses.

Anyone with information on other similar incidents is asked to call Det. Nicholas Schulte at 609-689-5825 or by email at [email protected] The Hamilton Police Service helpline can be reached at 609-581-4008.

State Police, the Mercer County SWAT team, and the Hamilton and Trenton Police Departments were part of the investigation.

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