Police say that an ad for an iPhone and a meeting to transact business was actually a ruse for a robbery on Tuesday, May 27.
Lt. Brent Smith said that a man read an ad on craigslist regarding a used iPhone 5 and had made arrangements to meet with the "seller" at the Mitchell Road Burger King at 11:52 p.m. The customer turned victim approached the four-door pickup and saw a second man rolling down the rear window and extending out a shotgun. He was told to hand over the $100 that he brought for the phone.
The three suspects, who all had their faces covered, then left the scene driving southward toward Colleen Way and Mitchell Road.
Lt. Smith said persons who transact property sales and purchases from craigslist should use extreme caution. He advised against meeting anyone at night and said the inside of a public place, such as a coffee shop, is safer than an open parking lot.