Crooks Target Valley Craigslist Shoppers - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Crooks Target Valley Craigslist Shoppers

Posted:
FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KMPH) -

Thinking of selling something on the popular web site, craigslist?

Fresno County deputies say crooks could be targeting you.

Deputies say crews of armed crooks are hitting the Tarpey Village and Mayfair District areas. But it's happening everywhere.

Deputies say a man answering an ad on craigslist, thought he was meeting a guy at a home to buy some speakers.

But instead deputies say the victim got a gun to his head, and his keys, wallet, and cell phone stolen.

As for the so called home the crooks were using it was a front.

The home had been vacant for the past 6 months.

There are ways you can protect yourself, like always meet at a public place and never go alone.

Police say it's also a good idea to never bring cash with you. It's like wearing a "rob me" sign.

If the person really wants to sell the item, why can't they take a cashier check, or stand in line at a bank with you?

Also you should shop for a bargain, but watch out for those steals! If it sounds too good to be true then it usually is.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Fresno Girl Battles Rare Cancer, Friends Organize Fundraisers

    Fresno Girl Battles Rare Cancer, Friends Organize Fundraisers

    Battling cancer can be tough for anyone. But imagine getting the diagnosis at just eight years old.Isabel Anderson complained to her parents in March that she had double vision. By April, she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor called Diffuse Intrinsic.More >>
    Battling cancer can be tough for anyone. But imagine getting the diagnosis at just eight years old.Isabel Anderson complained to her parents in March that she had double vision. By April, she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor called Diffuse Intrinsic.
    More >>
  • Missing Hiker's Body Found In Kings Canyon National Park

    Missing Hiker's Body Found In Kings Canyon National Park

    A heartbreaking find in Kings Canyon National Park; a hiker missing for three days was found dead. Parks officials say Gregory Muck went hiking alone on August 10th and planned to get through a lot of areas in the park.More >>
    A heartbreaking find in Kings Canyon National Park; a hiker missing for three days was found dead. Parks officials say Gregory Muck went hiking alone on August 10th and planned to get through a lot of areas in the park.More >>
  • VALLEY DROUGHT 2014: Using Fish To Save Water

    VALLEY DROUGHT 2014: Using Fish To Save Water

    Valley Drought 2014 has a lot of people looking for ways to save water. Aquaponics is system that uses less water and grows vegetables and fruits, and is getting popular in the Valley.
    More >>
    Valley Drought 2014 has a lot of people looking for ways to save water. Aquaponics is system that uses less water and grows vegetables and fruits, and is getting popular in the Valley.

    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KMPH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.