Two tenants of Walthall Self Storage in Chesterfield County, Va., attempted to sell some of their stored items on the Internet and got robbed instead. The women agreed to meet a potential buyer at the self-storage facility on Saturday. When they arrived, they were confronted by three men, one of whom identified himself as a police officer and demanded that they exit their vehicle. The perpetrators absconded with the car and the purses that were inside. The women were not hurt, and their vehicle was recovered a few hours later.
In light of the incident, local police have offered some suggestions for selling items online and meeting with potential buyers and sellers. They suggest meeting in a public place during the day, checking out the person’s background if possible, and making sure family and friends are aware of your plans.
Source: NBC News 12, Women robbed while trying to sell items online
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