Harker Heights police warned residents to use cation when setting up sales on Craigslist, after they thwarted two men who tried to use the popular site to set up an armed robbery.
The subjects advertised what appeared to be a, “too good to be true deal” on Craigslist, and the subsequent meeting revealed two convicted felons in possession of firearms intent on robbing the customer, police said.
It's not the first time local criminals used Craigslist to engage in illegal activity:
A Fort Hood soldier was recently sentenced to 10 months in prison after he stole C4 during an on-post training exercise, and attempted to sell it on Craigslist.
In February, two men were sentenced in Bell County District Court for using Craigslist to lure a man into a robbery in January of 2013.
In January of this year, a Killeen man was attacked with a hammer by a man he met on Craiglsist.
In a statement released this morning, Heights police advised residents, to use "extreme caution" when making any transactions through internet sites, and meet in heavily populated areas or the parking lot of their local Police Department.
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