The Dallas Police Robbery Unit has seen a rise in robbery offenses in which victims are using websites such as Craig’s List to sell or purchase items. These victims are meeting individuals in apartment complexes in the Southeast and South Central Divisions and have then been robbed during the course of the transaction.
- Victim arranged meeting with suspect to trade property and was robbed at gunpoint – July 13th, 6800 Great Trinity Forest Way, 168068-2014.
- Victim was selling item online, suspect arranged to meet and then robbed victim at gunpoint – August 22nd, 444 Oak Hollow Drive, 201899-2014.
- Victim was selling item online and during transaction, suspect robbed victim at gunpoint – August 27th, 444 Oak Hollow, 206768-2014.
- Victim was selling item online, suspect arranged a meeting and took the property through physical force – September 1st, 2517 E. Illinois Avenue, 210776-2014.
- Victim was selling item online, suspect arranged a meeting and robbed victim at gunpoint – September 6th, 444 Oak Hollow Drive, 214931-2014.
- Victim was selling an item online and agreed to come to the location. Three suspects assaulted the victim and took the property – September 9th, 5969 Highland Hills Drive, 217807-2014.
- Victim was selling an item online, met the suspect at the location and suspect robbed victim at gunpoint – September 10th, 444 Oak Hollow Drive, 218605-2014.
- Victim agreed to meet suspect at location to sell property. Suspect 1 took property from victim’s hand without paying. The victim then began chasing the suspect when a 2nd suspect assaulted the victim – September 20th, 5868 Highland Village Drive, 227203-2014.
- Victim was selling property and arranged to meet the suspects to make the transaction. The two suspects snatched the property from the victim and fled the location – September 24th, 3150 Cliff Creek Crossing, 230139-2014.
The Dallas Police Department would recommend using a busy public setting to conduct this type of transaction. We also recommend not going or being alone during these meetings.
If you have any information regarding robbery offenses located in the above listed apartment complexes, please contact The Dallas Police Robbery Unit at 214-671-3584.