A man stabbed to death in Enfield fought with a group of thieves who wanted to steal his laptop, the Metropolitan Police has revealed.
The 28-year-old victim, reportedly named as Michael Adegbite, had arranged to meet a man on Sunday in Auckland Close via Gumtree, the popular online advert website to sell his second hand MacBook.
But when he arrived with his friend, three men tried to steal it from him. They managed to snatch the appliance back from the group and got back into the car while the suspects ran from the scene.
But then the victim and his two friends decided to turn back and find the men. A fight then broke out and the man was stabbed in the chest. He later died from his injuries.
A post-mortem examination was due to be held earlier today. Next-of-kin have been informed.
Three 18-year-old men have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody at separate east London police stations. There are no outstanding suspects.
Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, however, are still investigating and are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the stabbing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the incident room on 020 8345 1570. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.