Craigslist Scammer Attacked and Robbed Man Trying to Buy Laptop, Police Say

By Ben Fractenberg on January 2, 2013 8:19pm 

 Police are looking for a man they say used a false Craigslist ad to lure another man to a Hunts Point building before pepper-spraying and robbing him on Dec. 26, 2012.  
Police are looking for a man they say used a false Craigslist ad to lure another man to a Hunts Point building before pepper-spraying and robbing him on Dec. 26, 2012.  
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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.
 

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