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Craigslist Sale Meetup Results in Robbery

No arrests have been made.

Police are searching for a man who pushed a woman down and stole her cell phone on Thursday night, according to a police report.

Authorities said they responded to a report of the strong-arm robbery at that occurred at around 9:15 p.m.

According to police, the woman and the man agreed to meet in the parking lot of the home improvement store so that the woman could sell her mobile phone to him, which was listed for sale in a Craigslist ad.

The suspect was last seen running toward Mountain Mike's Pizza. He is described as a black man between the ages of 20 and 25 with shoulder-length hair in braids. He was last seen wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and gray or blue pants, police said.

Any person with any information can contact the Newark Police Department's non-emergency line at 510-578-4237 or can call the Silent Witness Hotline at 510-578-4000, extension 500.

Follow the Newark Police Department at nixle.com.

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Energizer-Teacher July 20, 2012 at 10:57 PM
She deserved it. Hate to say it but it's true. Alone, at night, meeting some random person from Craigslist, in the parking lot of a store that's closed... idiot. She's lucky it wasn't worse.
LivedinNewarktolong July 22, 2012 at 06:25 AM
She may have been an idiot but certainly didn't "deserve it". Typical of Newark these days though.
Geoff Burton July 23, 2012 at 04:48 AM
Some people have to learn the hard way, but that doesn't mean she deserves it. Little cold blooded E.T.

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