Bridgeport PD: 4 arrested in Craigslist robbery scheme

<p>Bridgeport police arrested four people in connection with an internet-based scam that led to real-world armed robberies, authorities say.</p>

News 12 Staff

Jul 19, 2017, 5:24 PM

Updated 2,501 days ago

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Bridgeport police arrested four people in connection with an internet-based scam that led to real-world armed robberies, authorities say.
The suspects allegedly posted advertisements for popular products like iPhones at prices well-below market value.
When potential buyers showed up in person, the suspects allegedly robbed them at gunpoint.
Police say the scam led to more than a dozen such robberies and used popular sites like Craigslist. They say the scammers insisted on meeting the buyers in person at dark locations and at night.
Investigators set up a sting operation last week and arrested four suspects, all juveniles.
Officials recommend meeting in a public place to complete a transaction from someone you do not know, such as a restaurant or in front of the police department. 
Police say anyone who may have been a victim should contact them.


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