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2 men hit Craigslist-ad responder with rock, rob him

By Gavin Lesnick

This article was published December 23, 2013 at 10:31 a.m.

A 33-year-old man was hit on the head with a rock and robbed after he met a man to buy an iPhone that had been advertised on the online classifieds website Craigslist, police said.

The victim told investigators he arranged to meet with the purported iPhone 5 seller about 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Candlewood Suites at 10520 W. Markham St.

Shortly after meeting the seller at the front entryway, a second man grabbed the victim from behind and the seller hit the victim on the head with a rock, according to a Little Rock Police Department report.

The two assailants then took the man's wallet, which included $700 in cash he'd taken to the purported phone sale, and ran off, authorities said.

The victim was taken to Baptist Health Medical Center for treatment of a "significant laceration to the top of his head that bled profusely" but wasn't considered life-threatening, the report said.

The robbers are described as black men 22 to 25 years old who stood 5-foot-7 and wore black coats and gray or blue pants.

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TigerInArk says... December 23, 2013 at 11:02 a.m.

Maybe meet at the police station if you're buying or selling an iPhone on CL.

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flintlock says... December 23, 2013 at 11:33 a.m.

Craig's list seems to be a dangerous method of buying anything. This isn't the first time.

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HarleyOwner says... December 23, 2013 at 11:46 a.m.

I'm just amazed at how people continue to be robbed through Craigslist as much as it has been in the news about buyers/sellers being robbed.

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GrimReaper says... December 23, 2013 at 11:48 a.m.

Little Rock seems to be a dangerous place to have any cash............

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Kharma says... December 23, 2013 at 12:05 p.m.

More thug garbage in the 'rock.

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SUPERDUTY says... December 23, 2013 at 3:13 p.m.

Deja vu, and ditto, ditto, ditto, and so on

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