Hanford Craigslist Robbery

August 2, 2009 6:47:39 PM PDT
Two masked men with guns robbed and took the money the victims brought to buy the car.Hanford Police say a posting on Craigslist led to an armed robbery at a vacant home.

Hanford Police say a father and son agreed to drive from Ventura to a home at Myrtle Street and Nine and a Quarter Avenue Saturday, after inquiring about a vehicle posted on San Francisco's Craigslist.

Police said a woman met the pair outside and then invited them into the home. That's when two masked men with guns robbed them, and took the money the victims brought to buy the car.

Police said the three suspects ran away, and it appears they had just broken into the house, right before the victims arrived.

Investigators are now urging the community to be cautious.

Sgt. Albert Cano, Hanford Police Department said, "The buyer needs to be more aware of the place they go, and they have to trust their instincts on calls like this, with any kind of Craigslist or web based place."

Police said the two victims were not injured in the robbery.

At this point, they don't know if the suspects are from the Hanford area, or if they came in from out of town.

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