Austell resident robbed after responding to Craigslist ad
May 30, 2013 02:10 PM | 2970 views | 4 4 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Two people were robbed at gunpoint Wednesday while trying to buy a car they saw advertised on Craigslist.

According to Cobb Police investigators, the two victims placed an ad on Craigslist about wanting to buy a car for cash.

Two men reportedly contacted them about having a car and they agreed on a location, which later was discovered as being an abandoned home on Copperbend Court in Austell, around 10 p.m.

“When the victims arrived, two armed perpetrators approached them and demanded money,” the release states. “After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the perpetrators fled from the scene on foot toward Six Flags Parkway.”

The two suspects are described as both being around 5-feet, 10-inches tall with a thin build and being in their 20s, and were wearing dark hooded sweaters and dark pants.

One suspect had a “low haircut” and was carrying a semi-automatic handgun.

The second had dreadlocks, possibly shoulder length or slightly shorter, and was carrying a shotgun.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (770) 499-3945.

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cobb resident
May 31, 2013
My response is: When they describe a white perpetrator, as equally. Such as ie. white male, with blue eyes and long/short hair, etc.
May 31, 2013
Worthless politically correct description of the suspects. However, no one was offended and that is all that really matters, eh?
May 31, 2013
#1. why would U meet stranger at 10pm?

#2. why would U carry a large amount of cash?

#3. why can't these perps be described as "black?"

#4. what's up with "racial profiling", how is an officer to know who to be on the look perp can shed his clothing but not the color of his skin, be it white black tan or whatever.

I'd be interested in seeing that add in Craigslist for myself, who places an add LOOKING for a car, they are on every corner for sale. This may have been a drug deal gone bad.
Drug Deal?
May 31, 2013
If it was a drug deal gone bad, why would the victims bother calling the cops?

Also, the term "WTB" is not uncommon in the classifieds, and the victims would not be the first people who "want to buy" a car on craigslist:
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