Craigslist Advertisers Robbed At Gunpoint

Ok, so what’s the old rule? “Never meet someone in real life that you met on the internet.” Here’s a great example why.

Mercury News: An advertisement on the Web site led to an armed robbery in a Walnut Creek Target store parking lot Sunday night, Lt. Mark Covington of the Walnut Creek Police Department reported.

According to Covington, the victims, who were from the Livermore-Pleasanton area, posted some hooded jackets for sale on the Web site. They arranged to meet with the suspects to sell the jackets at the Walnut Creek Target store at 1871 N. Main St.

At about 8:20 p.m. the two suspects arrived in the parking lot in a black Lexus. One of the suspects then pulled a silver handgun and pointed it at one of the victims, reportedly saying “This is how we’re going to do this.”

As the suspects made off with 11 jackets, they flashed a gang sign and said, “This is West Pittsburg,” Covington said.