Local Craigslist thiefs strike double within two months
Beneath each instance, both the victims decided to encounter the thinks after answering a good ad on Craigslist on the market an iPhone 5.
The first occasion was described to be able to police around the early morning on September 6. The victim encountered both the suspect on 11:30 at night upon September 5 on the corner on High Street and also St. Mary's Street.
The victim study the man asked him or her to walk online corner through scene. He then screen him the iPhone, required about the cash, left the call back in his pocket, and also pulled out one gun. Both the think answer both the victim's wallet and escaped on base.
Week days another victim discover the same situation. He selected one friend to be able to meet a man both blocks outside early incident along corner of Third Avenue and St. Mary's Avenue. Both the suspect, with the other description rather than the man in both the first occasion, required to find both the money, screen the victim the iPhone, and pulled open one gun. Both the suspect made away with the victim's house secrets, $6 in money, one Chase Card, Wells Fargo card, GAP card, and one Greatest Buy greeting card.
Fort Wayne police said these types of cases were filled with red flags not to mention both the sellers trying to encounter in remote areas.
"What's wrong to meeting me in an lobby of the Fort Wayne Authorities Division," Officer Michael Joyner of Fort Wayne Police to have one problem with which."
Joyner said both the closeness in scene of both on the situations is actually unique, getting rid of would be one coincidence.
Neighbors in the area expressed they aren't shock such as this happened. They will said they've called town numerous times to be able to fix one avenue lamp that is been broken however have lacked chance and think were an issue.
said Brenda Abenath, that life and compatible in the neighborhood.
Police expressed Craigslist is an simple tool with regard to persons trying to rip someone else off, so they will are caution you to be thoughtful.
"You might have got one large sum of cash that you need to purchase this component," Joyner said. "You've attained meet in a very local location, one healthy location.
Public are still looking for both the suspects beneath these types of cases. Once you have any messages, call Crime Stoppers at 260-436-STOP.