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Man Carjacked After 2 Men Answer Craigslist Ad

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police are investigating after a man said he was carjacked by two men who answered his Craigslist ad.

The man told police he placed an ad on Craigslist to sell his brother’s vehicle and was contacted by two men, between the ages of 21 and 25.

The 30-year-old victim said the men asked him to come out to Brooklyn Park so they could do a test drive of the vehicle. The man met the suspects around 5 p.m. last Saturday and rode along with them as they test drove the vehicle around Minneapolis.

The man said they drove to the 5100 block of Humboldt Avenue North. That’s when one of the men pointed a gun at the victim and demanded his money, cell phone and for him to get out of the vehicle.

The man complied and the two men drove off.

The victim said the vehicle belonged to his brother, who confirmed he purchased the vehicle from the St. Paul Police Department.

The victim said both men had handguns and said he personally lost a $200 cell phone and $2,000 in cash.

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