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Craigslist Deal Goes Bang

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A Craigslist deal went wrong, causing two men to get shot at Monday evening.

Two men from Okemos traveled to Grand Rapids to purchase an Apple iPhone around 7 p.m.

The pair waited outside an All Star Wireless at 2023 Eastern Avenue SE to pick up the phone. That’s when the guy they were meeting allegedly fired two shots into their Toyota Tundra pickup.

Fortunately no one was injured, the suspect took off with their cash on foot.

The suspect was described to police as a black man in his 30s, about 6-feet-2-inches, buzz cut, a lazy right eye, wearing a black coat and a blue and white winter hat with fold down flaps.

Grand Rapids Police report this is the third robbery following ads for an iPhone on Craigslist recently. The first two incidents were reported back in November.

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10 Comments to “Craigslist Deal Goes Bang”

    shante said:
    December 10, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    what is this world coming to? My goodness!!!!

    jesse said:
    December 10, 2012 at 11:33 PM

    Good ole Craigslist. Always a reliable source for business transactions

    rw smith said:
    December 11, 2012 at 2:55 AM

    All that for an iPhone.

    Uncle Randy said:
    December 11, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    If it's too good to be true it is.

    scott said:
    December 11, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    if you go to that side of town for an iPhone, you know somethings up!

    Justice always! said:
    December 11, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    With all of the "research" and "studies" we hear about these days, I just wish someone would do a study on how many crimes have really been committed through these web sites, Craigslist, Facebook, and other sites like them…That would be interesting.

    typical said:
    December 11, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    seems his race wasnt suspicious….

    Lardog21 said:
    December 12, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    Hey Justice Always… Look in your local paper… have you notice the classified section is shinking to almost nothing…So where do you think all the classified adds went to ? Yes to the same web sites that you are blaming. Get used to it.. the web sites are not going to disappear. The crimes were always being committed it just that now you ..are trying to blame them. Craigslist is a great place to sell items and even get a job… for free. The good of craigslist outweighs the bad by far.

    Soon retired said:
    January 12, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Very unfortunate situation, but (as mentioned above) the good advantages outweigh the bad stuff-as far as Craig's list.

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