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Woman robbed at gunpoint in Albion during Craigslist meeting

Posted at 4:08 PM, Nov 29, 2015

ALBION, Mich. — A woman was robbed at gunpoint Saturday night after a Craigslist deal went bad in Albion.

Albion Public Safety responded to an armed robbery Saturday night at around 9 p.m. Police said a 42-year-old woman from the Albion area had made arrangements on Craigslist to buy a vehicle in the 300 block of West Ash Street.

When she arrive the woman met two people, who told her that the car was in another location. They instructed her to follow them to pick it up, police said.

The woman followed the two to the 1200 block of Highland Street. They were reportedly walking up to a house together when one of the suspects pulled out a gun and demanded she hand over her money. She handed her money over to the suspects, who then left the area in a small dark blue or black car.

The suspect with the gun is described as a black man, standing between 5’8″ – 5’10” and wearing dark clothing. The woman did not get a good look at the other suspect.

Albion Public Safety suggest that people who make purchases off the Internet where a physical meetup is where the transaction takes place to get a phone number and talk to them prior to the meeting. Also, to try not to meet after dark and to not go to a second location after meeting with the seller.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call ADPS at 517-629-3933 or Silent Observer at 517-629-2700.