Columbia Police investigating Craigslist transaction gone wrong

3 years 8 months 3 weeks ago Monday, December 21 2015 Dec 21, 2015 Monday, December 21, 2015 4:39:00 PM CST December 21, 2015 in News
By: Chris Brown, KOMU 8 Reporter and Hanna Knutson, KOMU 8 News Digital Producer

COLUMBIA- Police are looking for two suspects they say were part of a Craigslist deal went wrong.

It happened on Lakeview Avenue and Stone Street around 3 p.m. on Monday.

Police said a male victim was meeting two suspects- a man and a woman to conduct a Craigslist transaction.

They said toward the end of the deal, one of the suspects pulled out a gun and robbed the victim. The victim then drove off while the suspects ran away with the merchandise from the deal.

CPD Public Information Officer Latisha Stroer said the victim told them he saw the suspects run into a house on Lakeview Avenue, so officers surrounded the house.

Officers closed off parts of Lakeview Avenue while trying to coax the suspects out of the house

Eventually, officers went into the house and discovered the two weren't actually there.

Stroer said the victim is safe and unharmed.

 

{Editor's note: This story has been updated with new information.}

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