Two robbed in internet sales scheme

Police in Sikeston, Missouri are investigating a robbery that happened through an internet sales scheme.

The Sikeston Department of Public Safety says two people were robbed on March 18.

The victims said they were talking with an unknown person on the internet about buying a car in the 800 block of Lora Avenue.

The two arranged to meet with the alleged owner of the vehicle at Lora and Branum Friday night.

The two victims met two unknown subjects at the location. The suspects pulled a out weapon and robbed the victims of cash and some other personal items.

The victims say the suspects then ran away on foot.

Police later found out that the vehicle being sold was owned by someone else. The owner had no idea that someone was posting that her vehicle was for sale.

Officers believe that this was a scheme to lure unsuspecting victims in with their cash and rob them.

The Sikeston Department of Public Safety urges anyone making a similar transaction to do so at the police station.

The northern parking lot has an internet purchase exchange location which is under constant surveillance and will record your internet transaction.

The Sikeston Department of Public Safety Headquarters are at 201 South Kingshighway.

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