Thief posing as Craigslist buyer steals laptop from man in Arcadia

ARCADIA, Calif. (KABC) -- A thief posing as a potential buyer stole a laptop from a man who posted it for sale on Craigslist in Arcadia.

According to Arcadia police, the victim agreed to meet the suspect at a parking lot in the 100 block of East Huntington Drive around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The suspect showed up to the site, struck the seller and took off with the laptop. The victim suffered a minor injury, authorities said.

Police said the suspect got into a newer red Ford Mustang with paper plates and fled the scene.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic man, approximately 25-30 years old, around 6 feet tall with a heavy build.

If you have any information about this case, you're urged to contact the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5150. You can also submit tips by contacting L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.
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