SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A man and woman were robbed by two suspects who claimed to be selling a vehicle on Craigslist but instead robbed the victims in a meeting arranged near Candlestick Park in San Francisco on Thursday evening, police said.

The robbery was reported at about 7:35 p.m. on Ignacio Avenue.

The victims, a 50-year-old woman and 28-year-old man, had arranged to buy a car via the classified-ad website.

When the victims arrived, the purported sellers didn’t have a car, but instead pulled out guns and robbed them of cash and their cellphones before fleeing on foot, police said.

Detailed descriptions of the suspects, two men in their 20s, were not immediately available.

Anyone with information about the robbery is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.

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Comments (15)
  1. common says:

    always pay by check

  2. An eye for an eye says:

    That’s messed up. Payback is a b itch. Hang these two mo ther f uckers until their death and others will think twice before commiting this crime.

  3. ALF says:

    Who said that they were Black?

    1. Fay says:

      Who said they were not black?

  4. JO says:

    WHAT no description of the crooks beyound 2 men in their 20’s ? I can guess what they are because of where the crime took place

    That is not a good neighborhood . Maybe they should meet at a police station and do the transactions ithere.

  5. Hairball City says:

    I buy/sell small, inexpensive items off of Craigslist. But something big, like a car? Nuh-uh. Just asking for trouble.

  6. hugo poppernuts says:

    I would have ran them over when I got back in my car.

  7. Sue says:

    I agree with the one’s person’s comment above on big purchase items, such as a car…meet at a police station…a robber will think twice about pulling out a gun.

  8. Elle says:

    The robbers were wearing masks.

  9. Elle says:

    After this happened, there were two other robberies like it.

  10. J Orion Wood says:

    Is San Francisco a city found in a Central American banana republic? I know that no one would even consider doing this anywhere within the vicinity of Candlestick Point.

  11. trj says:

    I don’t know what race they are but you can bet they were not white. If they were white it would be plastered all over this article.

  12. Truth says:

    I bet any amount that the vics were asian and the perps, well, it’s needless to say.

    1. Pulga says:

      Nope, they were white. Where’s my money? I’d like $3500. They’re my family and that’s how much was stolen.
      Glad everyone is entertained by it.