KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City police remind Craigslist buyers and sellers that the police station is an option when it comes making transactions after a Kansas teen was robbed after posting an ad for a gaming system.
With a Playstation 3, seven games and two controllers a Kansas teens' attempt to make a little money from his love of gaming backfired.
According to Kansas City police, 26-year-old Britney Frazier answered a Craigslist ad and told the seller to meet her in an apartment complex off Bannister Road.
When the seller arrived, Frazier wasn't there. The seller called her and she told him to come to another address a few buildings over. At the second location, Frazier and 28-year-old Dwayne Gordon got into the sellers car and told him to drive to a third location. At the third location in the 9500 block of Drury Avenue, the two suspects allegedly robbed the seller.
Frazier allegedly walked off with the Playstation and Gordon pulled out a gun.
James Schriever is a master patrol officer with the police department. He says safety should always be the top priority when buying and selling online.
"From the initial wanting to change locations, that would have been an indicator that maybe something was about to occur. The ultimate form of safety and security is doing it in a public location like a police station," Schriever said.
Surveillance video gave police a vehicle description and officers made an arrest within hours. Frazier and Gordon are charged with robbery and armed criminal action.
The Playstation was returned its owner.