BALTIMORE - Baltimore City Police say a man was robbed in Bolton Hill Saturday while trying to buy a car he saw on Craigslist.
According to police, on Saturday just before 3:00pm, a man and two relatives went to Laurens and Eutaw Street responding to a car ad on Craigslist. When the man saw the car he thought he was there to buy, two men inside said they didn’t know anything about the ad.
The buyer and his relatives walked back to their car and were robbed at gunpoint. The thieves got away with about $4500.
Baltimore Police remind Craigslist users of a few key safety points before venturing out to make a purchase:
· Set up a meeting in a visible location with security cameras, such as a mall parking lot or a Walmart.
· Meet during regular business hours
· Use a certified check—not cash
· Get the buyer/seller’s name so you have a record and so you can check their criminal history using Maryland Judiciary Casesearch .
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