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-- right now -- nationwide warning about so called the robberies and by appointment police say Craig's list crimes are on the rise typically someone claiming to be selling an item posted that on the site.
Finds a buyer when the two meet.
That's when the trouble starts and we had a few high profile examples of what's happened over the last few years.
What in Daytona Beach a man -- got killed while trying to sell a boat there.
In the meantime -- -- in San Jose California convicted of using a taser while robbing his victims -- -- those victims by Craig's list adds.
An Oakland potential car buyers were robbed at -- points.
And a Washington State and man selling a ring was robbed and murdered and finally Chicago a dozen customers were robbed at gunpoint by three reported sellers -- -- -- An electronics.
Police are -- that phrase again robbery by appointment that seems to be the trend Patrick -- is a retired NYPD detective and this is your area robbery at -- that I took.
Eat we're hearing -- anecdotes in the statistics are still relatively new in here experienced how big -- -- trend is -- it's.
But seems like it's on the upswing I mean if you think -- -- a perfect storm.
You have the anonymous anonymity of the Internet.
You have to individuals perfect strangers meeting at a location that sometimes decided by the bad guys might say -- -- -- -- -- some itself.
But there -- a few trip wires that.
People could put in place to help protect them and minimize them being victimized -- minister fires be the first thing is well on those you trust no one.
Trust snow and just assume that it's going to be a problem and what do you do with that grow -- and -- ahead.
Public place daytime clear day and bring a friend bring to friends.
Suggesting evening and meet people inside the precinct if there's a local police precinct to go to the economy over and I was.
He's got a lot about this I mean Donald that would facilitate you know -- -- -- -- extra -- ethical about someone without the need -- -- -- at a police precinct an outlet otherwise it.
Absolutely no love maybe an open -- -- a busy place a nice day lot of people around nothing you can do I mean if -- it makes a lot of sense.
Everybody carries a phone today and in the -- a camera.
So I could come up to meet with you hypothetically.
And I'm talking on the phone I can snap a picture very easy very surreptitiously no one knows and now at least upon victimized.
I can get my pound of flesh.
Down the road you know I was thinking about it if it's only been a few years having pat Craig's list around -- if you want in an item you're -- in the newspaper you'd rip off the little tag off of your Iraq.
Bulletin board at the grocery store -- library and so I'm.
I'm wondering why we're seeing it again a trend when it comes to something online -- we -- see that trend is much went folks for using different ways to advertise it soon.
I think it's just it's you know 2012 is it is -- 2000 so you know it's it's more technology based.
There's one a level higher levels of anonymity being able to protect yourself with.
Spoof lines and so forth so if I wanna do a deal would feel when I want to repeal of I can spoof -- I could do slide dialect can do an anonymous or email where you won't be at the track what was.
You know don't lead among that a Brooklyn Bridge -- a porn ring use common sense and at the board.
-- that that you know and that's that's a good tip it you know what we're reading the examples of that some of the different incidents you hear there's -- -- but there's also the murders.
And again drive on your experience of NYPD.
Do they normally go.
With you know the ins with the same person meeting is -- -- you're looking to rob you and Helio are they looking to just rob you how.
-- -- these criminals that are surfacing.
Highly profiled them.
-- I saw that it and quite honestly I was just I was surprised that there was twelve actual murders in the last calendar year.
Relating to these robberies that escalated into martyrs I don't know the details was there -- an escalation between the the various bodies.
Generally speaking -- robberies don't lead in some murders sometimes they do because you don't want -- we have to point out.
In a future lineup so what he had to do that you know.
How to keep a secret between three people you -- tool home.
You know this but that's really serious and and a very.
-- straight Grand Larceny because what's -- Robert Rubin Graham -- by force.
You know it's a different ball game it's very scary stuff is -- tough disparate law enforcement to have to deal with this -- an element of absolutely.
If you want it used to be just stick ups guy come and stick them up you hope you get my camera leaves a PC DNA and around.
Now -- the whole world you're bound by this.
Unbelievable Internet you can come and have all manner of mechanisms in place to hide -- -- you are what you did where you came from.
It really makes -- -- to detectives.
-- he easier look to look for victims and and maybe easier to hide if you're the one that is committing the crime absolutely.
A little world.
It is -- it's a little bit not very -- terrified Patrick thank you and I hadn't pat I tell -- that's been on.
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