June 21, 2013 in City

Police arrest teenage suspect in Craigslist robberies

From staff reports
 

Spokane police arrested a 17-year-old believed to be connected to a series of Craigslist robberies.

Over the last four months, Spokane police responded to five reports of Craigslist robberies, according to a news release. Unsuspecting sellers of Apple products were contacted by a buyer who asked to meet the seller at a park to buy the product. When the seller arrived, the buyer robbed them, sometimes at gunpoint.

Spokane police’s Targeted Crimes Unit and SWAT members executed two search warrants Friday morning, one on the 2400 block of East Desmet Avenue and the other on the 900 block of East Parkhill to locate evidence related to the crime.

Police arrested a 17-year-old male, who faces three charges of first-degree robbery. They are still searching for Curtis Cyrus, 20, who is also a suspect in the robberies.

Police credited citizen tips for helping them make the arrest, according to the release.


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