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North Augusta man robbed while answering Craiglist ad

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 10:00 PM
Last updated Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 12:17 AM
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A North Augusta man was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday while responding to an advertisement on Craigslist.

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About noon, Steven Moore, 38, said that he was instructed to drive to a home in the 3400 block of Pine Hill Road to inspect an iPhone he intended to buy, an incident report said.

When Moore arrived at the house, he saw that it was vacant and began to turn his car around. Two black men approached the vehicle, one brandishing a black pistol. The suspects took $320 in cash and Moore’s cell phone, the report said.

Richmond County sheriff’s deputies used tracking dogs, which led them to Mars Trailer Park, 3614 Deans Bridge Road, but no arrests had been made Tuesday night.

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Common.sense
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Common.sense 08/28/13 - 01:34 am
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If you are dealing with

If you are dealing with people on Craigslist meet in a public place, ARMED! Bring your armed friends! Have someone with a rifle posted away from the location! Err maybe the last part is a bit extreme ... you get the point.

PitchFork007
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PitchFork007 08/28/13 - 03:14 am
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Try operating with a suspicious and prepared mindset

It is a shame that Craigslist has become an operating cesspool for armed robbers and attackers who prey on both sellers and purchasers of advertised items. All who buy and sell from this site are now considered potential robbery victims. Operating with a suspicious mindset might be a tactic that will help to prevent one from becoming a victim. Be aware of your surroundings, wary of those with whom you are dealing and definitely be suspicious of abnormally low item prices if you are a prospective buyer. Remember that if it is too good a price to be true, it probably should be treated with suspicion - especially if that
super low price is attached to small, high value advertised items such as smart phones, electronics, jewelry, rare coins, handguns, and etc. If possible, as suggested by Common Sense, meet in public if you are a buyer, bring your armed friends, and don't get caught off guard.

corgimom
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corgimom 08/28/13 - 06:50 am
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He was lucky he wasn't

He was lucky he wasn't killed. Over a cell phone.

Why do people think it's a good idea to buy things from perfect strangers that they meet over the Internet?

jimmymac
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jimmymac 08/28/13 - 07:02 am
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CORGI

Unpublished

I'm with you on this one. Trying to save a few bucks buying an item probably stolen. You set yourself up for being a victim thinking you're getting a good deal at someone else's expense. Karma!

ragingbull
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ragingbull 08/28/13 - 09:38 am
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If I am in a moving vehicle,

If I am in a moving vehicle, I'm taking my chances. If I am in unfamiliar territory I am going to keep moving. It's hard to hit a moving target. Could it be the victim saw the two black men and stopped in hopes of purchasing the Iphone ? At any rate it was definitely a setup, and if it sounds to good to be true it usually is.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/28/13 - 09:51 am
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From time to time I sell

From time to time I sell/buy things on C-list.

But heck, thieves are everywhere and for this
reason I have always met in, or at, a public fast food place
where there are security cameras.

I even let the buyer or seller know that is why I am doing it.
Many like the idea, and to date I have had 1 and 1 only that never replied to the email to finish the sell.

Now to discuss the idiots that robbed the guy.

To the Robbers:
Think of all the Digital tracks you have left behind in
contacting the guy. You will be busted, if the RCSO investigators make a little effort to do so.

Also picking the Pine Hill Rd. area and a vacant house with neighbors has narrowed down the search area and given the police many possible witnesses.

But making a c-list deal near Meadowbrook & Barton Chapel, and next to a trailer park..... what was the victim thinking?

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 08/28/13 - 10:20 am
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If I were to buy something on

If I were to buy something on the C-list it would be under MY terms or no deal! Those terms being that we meet in the Krispy Kreme parking lot in the daytime. It has a HUGE front window and all the cops in there can easily see what's going on.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/28/13 - 10:57 am
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Giants -

I seem to see more RCSO deputies filling up a Chinese Buffets now.

BTW: yep! Many have good fresh doughnuts.

Darby
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Darby 08/28/13 - 11:28 am
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"If you are dealing with people on Craigslist

meet in a public place, ARMED!"

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Craigslist is peripheral to the incident. Predators are also staking out and exploiting the Christian web sites as well.

Could have been anybody, under just about any circumstance. Caution is an apporopriate insurance policy when dealing with people you don't know.

The same folks who feel entitled to your tax dollars also feel entitled to your personal possessions. It's simply an extension of that mentality.

Look (and think) before you leap. And yes, it wouldn't hurt to be armed in today's world.

d1zmljqg
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d1zmljqg 08/28/13 - 11:52 am
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On Monday in Newport News, VA

a man was attacked while trying to buy items posted on Craigslist. The "buyer" who had posted a "Wanted" ad agreed to meet to men where the two men said the item was at their apartment. The victim (dumbly) drove them to that apartment and then one of the suspect pulled a gun on the victim and attempted to rob him, the other suspect punched the victim in the head. The newspaper article (lacks details) said the suspects fled on foot.

I wonder if the crackdown of copper thefts has opened a whole new field to exploit?

Farmboy
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Farmboy 08/28/13 - 01:06 pm
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gargoyle
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gargoyle 08/28/13 - 06:45 pm
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Lost a friend last week

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/police-seek-link-craigslist-robberi... What Farmboy said may be the best advice . Clarence wasn't a fool and a man aware of the world and they got him. going to miss ya Big Funk

Farmboy
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Farmboy 08/28/13 - 07:22 pm
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@ gargoyle

Very sorry to hear about your friend. I would not go anywhere near that site. It's proven itself to be nothing but bad news.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 08/28/13 - 08:25 pm
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@gargoyle

I knew of Clarence. Such a shame.
I just called my brother-in-law in ATL to tell him to pass on the above story and Clarence's story to my nephew. He recently made a purchase via Craigslist.

Praying he won't do that again.

bernardbarbour
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bernardbarbour 08/28/13 - 08:30 pm
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Don't shoot down Craigslist.

I have bought and sold many items on craigslist and will continue to do so. All it takes is a common sense approach. Craigslist is your friend.

gargoyle
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gargoyle 08/28/13 - 11:12 pm
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If you gotta be locked and

If you gotta be locked and loaded to buy a trinket is it worth it ?

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