Oakland police warn of Craigslist robberies
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA: According to the local police, more than 6 local robberies [via Craigslist buyers] have occurred this week. Authorities say each of the robberies occurred only because buyers had gone onto Craigslist attempting to buy merchandise for lesser prices; without properly having met the seller in a well populated place.
Local police are urging residents to meet any seller in a well populated area, and have even begun to offer the police department as a meeting place.
- Oakland police warning Craigslist sellers to be on the alert after a series of armed robberies (mercurynews.com)
- Craigslist Robberies Spike in North Oakland (kron4.com)
- Police Search For Suspects In Craigslist Robberies (baltimore.cbslocal.com)
- Police: St. Pete man robbed after responding to Craigslist ad (tbo.com)
- 4 Juveniles Arrested In Oakland Burglaries (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com)
- Man Arrested After Popeye’s Robbery (nbc15.com)