York trio set up transactions on Craiglist, then robbed victims at gunpoint
YORK, Pa. — York City Police are encouraging people who set up purchases online to use the front steps of the police station to conduct their business. This, after four robberies this weekend where people were lured into the city for the sale of electronic devices only to be robbed at gunpoint. Police say the robbers used the website offerupnow.com and craiglist.org to set up the transactions. They arrested three people: Shane Bennet, 26, Allen Claiborne, 21, and Teonna Neely, 19. They recovered the gun from Neely, according to a press release.
Police recommend using public places for the transactions, and say that the police station has 360 degree camera coverage. They say if a buyer or seller is reluctant to meet at the police station or other public venue should serve as a warning sign.