Craigslist ad results in strong arm robbery on campus

According to a campus crime bulletin, a woman told police that she had posted a Craigslist ad to sell her phone and when she met a buyer, she was robbed in Parking Lot C on May 7.

The prospective buyer, who was accompanied by another man, met the victim in the lot at 7:50 pm. The suspects reportedly spoke with the victim for a short time, then agreed on a price.

The suspect pretended to reach into his pocket before reportedly grabbing the woman’s phone suddenly and pushing her to the ground, fleeing on foot towards the apartment complex across the street.

Campus police are searching for two adult black men, 20 to 25 years old. One is approximately 6 feet, 180 pounds with a dark complexion and shaved or short hair. He is reported as wearing a blue hooded sweater and dark jeans. The other is 5 feet 8 inches, 160 pounds, with a light complexion and hair in a short afro style. The victim told police he also wore a blue hooded sweatshirt and grey basketball shorts.

Contact the Los Rios Police Department at (916) 558-2221 with any information about the incident.

Students are advised by police to stay alert to their surroundings, and travel with another person for safety. When traveling at night, students should park and walk in well-lit areas to minimize risk.

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