Woman Robbed During Craigslist Meet-Up

A Craigslist meet-up turned sour in Uptown Sunday when a woman who hoped to buy a PlayStation 3 wound up being robbed instead.

The woman told police that she went to the 900 block of West Montrose around 10 a.m. to purchase the entertainment system after agreeing to a deal online.

Once she arrived in Uptown, she was met by about five men in their late teens, the woman said. When she pulled out her phone to check on the details of the transaction, one of the men whipped out a gun, and another man took her cellphone.

The entire group then ran into a nearby residential building and fled out its back door.

According to the woman, the gunman had short dreadlocks and carried a black semi-automatic. All of the offenders were male, black, and stood between 5’10” and 6-feet tall, she said.

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