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Police Investigate Connection Between Craigslist Crimes

North Little Rock police investigate a theft during a Craigslist transaction.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR -- North Little Rock police are searching for a thief who targeted a victim on Craigslist. A Hot Springs man told police he went to 18th and Crutcher Street Monday night to meet a buyer for his laptop.

The victim says someone that looked between 12 to 15 years old asked about the computer hopped in his car, then took off with the laptop and a cell phone.

Little Rock police are still searching for suspects in a similar case from August. In this case a man went to meet a potential buyer for his laptop at a gas station on Bankhead Dr. The fake buyer got in the vehicle and robbed the seller. Detectives are looking into whether is any possible connection between these two cases.

The Attorney General's office works to prevent people from falling victim to these types of crimes.

"Buying goods and services online is convenient, the variety of goods is greater than what you can find in your local area but there is much more risks than dealing with a local retailer," says Deputy Attorney General Jim DePriest.

The state's attorney general's office encourages consumers to check reviews online before meeting sellers. Find more safety tips here.
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