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Marijuana Dealer Pistol-Whipped by Customers He Invited Home, Police Say

By Dartunorro Clark | February 2, 2017 1:46pm
 One of them men pulled out a gun on the victim to take the weed without paying, police said.
One of them men pulled out a gun on the victim to take the weed without paying, police said.
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EAST HARLEM — A marijuana dealer was robbed by two customers at gunpoint in his own apartment, police said.

The 23-year-old dealer invited Andrew Stephenson Miles and an unnamed man to his home on East 118th Street on Jan. 25 around 9:20 p.m., police said.

The two men were looking to buy two ounces of marijuana, the victim told police.

But while the three were drinking together, the unnamed suspect pulled out a gun and told him to hand over some drugs.

The gunman then struck the victim over the head with the weapon, police said.

The unnamed accomplice fled on foot and has not been apprehended, according to the criminal complaint. Miles was arrested the same day. 

The victim was taken to Metropolitan Hospital for treatment, police said.

An NYPD spokeswoman said there was no information about action taken against the victim regarding the alleged drug dealing.

Miles was charged with two counts of criminal gun possession and his bail was set at $5,000. 

A lawyer representing Miles could not be reached for comment.