Man robbed after meeting Craigslist buyer in Waukesha

The teen suspect is in custody

WAUKESHA -- A Waukesha man was robbed after trying to sell his cell phone to a Craigslist buyer Tuesday night.

The seller met the potential buyer near Haymarket Road and School Drive

Waukesha police said the when the victim arrived at the location, the teen suspect grabbed the phone, pointed a gun at him and then ran away.

Based on information given by the victim, officers were able to locate the teen in a nearby home.

Officials believe the same teen is responsible for several thefts and robberies in the neighborhood linked to Craigslist ads. 

In light of this incident, police want to remind residents that they have an Internet Purchase and Exchange Location in their parking lot. The area is under 24-hour video surveillance and is monitored in real time for safety.

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