Craigslist Scammer Attacked and Robbed Man Trying to Buy Laptop, Police Say
HUNTS POINT — A Craigslist scammer pepper-sprayed and robbed a man who was trying to buy a computer from him in The Bronx the day after Christmas, police said.
The 27-year-old victim went to 1275 Lafayette Ave. about 10 a.m. Dec. 26, after arranging via Craigslist to buy a laptop from the suspect, police said.
When the victim handed the suspect $350, the suspect unleashed a stream of pepper spray at the victim's face and fled, police said.
Anyone with information regarding this incident can call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.