Man Robbed, Left Naked After Craigslist Scam
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police said a man responding to a Craigslist ad for a 50-inch TV was instead robbed at gunpoint and left with nothing — not even his clothes.
Officers said it happened in the 3700 block of Logan Ave. North on Oct. 29.
A 36-year-old man responded to the online ad and was told to come to a home at that address to purchase a TV. A man between 17-19 years old answered the door then pointed a gun at him.
The suspect said he didn’t want to kill him, but he needed the man to give him everything, including the clothes on his back.
The man took the clothes, cell phone, wallet, then a second suspect, another man between 17-19 years old, pushed him onto the couch and the two ran off.
The victim was able to call his girlfriend to bring him clothes and then he called police.
Officers checked the house which they said appeared to be vacant, but full of trash and old furniture. They weren’t able to find the man’s clothes or belongings which included $420, a $100 cell phone and a $100 leather jacket.
The man wasn’t injured.