Police: Collinsville Craigslist robber beating buyers with a bat
COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Police are warning the public about one Craigslist seller in Collinsville. There have been two reports of people getting robbed and beaten with a bat after responding to an ad for a TV.
Police say a man met someone at a vacant apartment in Collinsville apartment about an ad for a TV on Craigslist. He followed the seller into the location at 50 Brookhill Ct. and then says he was hit in the head with a wooden baseball bat. He was then ordered by the seller to hand over his money. The victim complied and the suspect left with the cash.
A similar incident occurred on Sunday according to police. Someone responding to a Craigslist ad for a TV was beaten with a bat at the same residence. The victim escaped in that case and called police from the parking lot.
If you have any information please contact the Collinsville Police Department Detective Division at (618) 344-2131 ext. 5275.