If the world needed yet another reminder that wheeling and dealing on Craigslist can be dangerous, Seattle police say an armed robbery in area of 31st Avenue and East Yesler Way last night has provided it.
Here's the information yielded by SPD's preliminary investigation:
Preliminary investigation indicates that the victim placed an advertisement on Craig's List to purchase an i-phone. He then arranged to meet with whom he thought were the sellers at 31st Avenue and East Yesler Way. Upon arrival the suspects brandished a gun and robbed the victim of his cash and cell phone. The suspects fled the area on foot and remain at large.
As of last night, two young male suspects remained at large. They're described by police as as black males, 5'8? to 6 feet tall and 15 to 16 years of age. According to police, one suspect wore a black jacket, baseball cap and dark pants.
Police describe the robbery investigation as ongoing.