A Colorado Springs man was pistol-whipped and robbed Saturday at a home in the 800 block of Chapman Drive, Colorado Springs police said.
The man told police he planned to pick up a cellphone at the home. But when he arrived around 5:30 p.m. and was speaking to his Craigslist contact, another man sneaked behind him and hit him in the head with a pistol, police said.
The man's wallet and cellphone were taken by the two unknown men, who fled.
Two Craigslist-related robberies were reported in the first week of August in Colorado Sprinigs.
One incident happened at the Pine Creek Village Apartments, off South Murray Boulevard, police said. The first Craigslist-related armed robbery took place in the same parking lot.
Police recommend that any personal transactions with unknown persons be conducted in public locations for the safety of the persons conducting the transactions. Public locations may provide witnesses or surveillance evidence helpful for police investigations.