Police: Man robbed in St. Louis Co. after meeting someone off Craigslist

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 9 at 7:50 AM

(KMOV.com) – Police said a man was robbed in Jennings when he met someone who he thought was interested in buying a car on Craigslist.

Authorities said the thieves held the man at gun point before coming away with his wallet, cellphone, and some items from him car.

“We always tell people to be weary of who you’re chatting with online, who you’re making deals with and again go to crowded places and if ever you feel something is suspicious, call police immediately,” Brian Schellman with St. Louis County Police said.

Police are also advising people to use the same caution when meeting someone from an online dating site.

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