Two people robbed at gunpoint buying items found online; police urge caution
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department says two people were robbed at gunpoint Tuesday when they went to buy items they had found online.
Both of the victims had arranged to purchase gaming systems they found on Facebook Marketplace.
Police say it's unclear if the robberies are related, but they happened in different places.
One of the victims was robbed of cash, the other had a cell phone taken.
Police said people should be cautious when purchasing items found online and meeting in person to pay for the items.
The lobby of the Columbia Police Department can be used to make face-to-face transactions.
The station is located on Sixth and Walnut. It is open 24 hours, seven days a week.