Robbery Incident Involving Online Classified Ad

A recent incident took place in which two people were robbed while trying to view an item that was listed for sale on the Craigslist Web site.The following is a brief description of the incident:

On 4/5/06 at 7:20 PM, two people were robbed at 42 Westville St. when they went to look at a car that was listed for sale on Craigslist. The victims made contact with a man through a phone number given in the ad for a 1995 Honda Civic. The suspect was waiting for the victims in front of the address, and asked them to walk to the back of the property to view the vehicle. Once in the rear of the property, the victims were forced to the ground at gunpoint, and robbed of their money.

All indications are that this is an isolated incident. However, we’d like to remind everyone to use caution and common sense when engaged in any financial transaction, especially with a person who is not known to you. Craiglist warning re: online scams.