After String of Craigslist Robberies, Washington, DC Police Set Up Exchange Zones
Following a string of robberies associated with online purchases through Craigslist and other web sites, the Metropolitan Police Department is allowing residents to conduct hopefully more-secure transactions at three police stations across D.C.
"Several individuals in the District have been targeted after using mobile marketplace applications to buy or sell items," an MPD release explains. "Suspects have used these online platforms to lure victims to meet them at locations to purchase or sell an item and when the victim arrives, a pre-staged robbery occurs."
According to MPD, the three exchange zones will be located at:
8/2/2016 01:57:46 pm
I just left the Third District station after the most rude and hostile reaction from 4 different officers when I asked about the safe-zone there. Thankfully, I ran into my neighbor, who is an officer and he clarified that this location is, indeed, a safe-zone space. If the response to my simple inquiry was one of such angry attitude, I can only image how these officers conduct the business of their daily routine, day in and day out. Completely unacceptable.
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