gun.jpgA San Francisco resident who responded to a Craigslist ad from someone claiming to be selling an iPhone was robbed at gunpoint in Concord early this morning, Concord police Cpl. James Carroll said.

The victim reported the robbery shortly after 1:10 a.m.

He told officers he had arranged to meet the man purporting to be selling the iPhone at an apartment complex at 1521 Mendocino Drive and went to the area with two friends, Carroll said.

Instead of selling him the phone, the suspect robbed the victim at gunpoint of about $440 and then fled through the apartment complex.

The robber was described as a black man in his 20s about 6 feet tall with a thin build. He had a mole under one eye and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, Carroll said.

Officers searched the area, but didn’t find the suspect.

The victim’s friends were not robbed.

Caitilin McAdoo, Bay City News

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  • sunnysunset

    The victim reported the robbery shortly after 1:10 a.m

    Did the victim wait that long to report the robbery or did they really think it was a smart idea to meet someone for a Craigslist transaction at 1AM?!

  • Greg

    Last week, I penned an open letter to my counterparts in the classified ad business, challenging them to follow me in imposing new policies to make their sites safer.

    Not surprisingly, none of them has yet to respond to my letter. After all, the changes that I’m suggesting are not easy ones for the site owners to make. Ridding their sites of personal ads…

    http://blog.geebo.com/2011/03/16/my-challenge-to-craigslist-keep-criminals-off-your-site/