Abbotsford PD – Craigslist Cell Phone Robberies

Abbotsford – The Abbotsford Police Department has received three very similar reports concerning cell phone robberies since February 23, 2016. In all three cases, an iPhone 6 was offered for sale through a Craigslist advertisement. Meetings were arranged with the sellers between the hours of 2:15 pm and 6:00 pm and during all three meetings the victims were pepper sprayed by two suspects and had their phones stolen.

STK_Abbotsford Police Patch

People making arrangements with unknown persons for sales of items should exercise caution. Meeting during daylight hours at a busy public location is preferable to meeting a potential buyer at your home or on a street.

Anyone with information about these robberies should contact the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225 or text us at 222973 (abbypd) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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