Craigslist Sellers Victims of Theft

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ New Haven police are urging area residents who use Craigslist to take safety precautions after three people were ripped off while trying to sell items they listed on the website.

City police say the latest incident happened Monday night when a West Haven man went to New Haven’s Newhallville neighborhood to show an iPhone he listed on Craigslist to someone who responded to his posting.

Police say the prospective buyer ran off with the phone. Authorities told the New Haven Register that after the victim called police from another cell phone, he was robbed at gunpoint by three males who made off with the second phone and a GPS device.

Investigators say they’re trying to determine whether the theft was connected to two similar incidents. No arrests have been made.
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Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com

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