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Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 07/21/2010

Va. police warn about 'Craigslist' robbers

By Washington Post editors

Stafford County police are warning residents about three men who have attempted to rob people responding to ads on Craigslist, Fox 5 reports.

Stafford County Sheriff's Office spokesman Bill Kennedy said the crimes happened within minutes of each other Sunday evening. The first victim was shopping for a PlayStation 3. Kennedy said when the man and his wife arrived at the location, they were instructed by e-mail to go around the corner to the parking lot of a local church. Three men were waiting for them there. One of the men tried to hit the victim on his head with a bottle. The suspects fled and the couple reported the incident to the Sheriff's Office.

A similar incident occurred 15 minutes later in the same parking lot, with the same description of the three suspects. One of the suspects punched the victim in the face. The victim was with his girlfriend. They were responding to an ad for an iPhone.

By Washington Post editors  | July 21, 2010; 10:35 AM ET
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This is a clear indicator why cragislist is more dangerous than you might think. Reason #109:

Posted by: tommy9 | July 21, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Craigslist is filled with scam-artists, criminals and prostitutes. I'd rather not go through the hassle than saving a couple of bucks on a used item. I'd get it on sale a store.

Posted by: jabreal00 | July 21, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

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