Another Craigslist Robbery Hits San Diego

A 21-year-old man was robbed of $2,100 while meeting up to buy a MacBook from a seller advertising on Craigslist.

For the second time in less than two months, interested buyers looking to purchase laptops through Craigslist in San Diego County were robbed.

On Thursday night, a 21-year-old man and a friend told police they went to La Mesita Park in La Mesa around 8:30 p.m. to buy two Apple MacBook computers and were robbed of $2,100 by four assailants.

The two men told La Mesa police that upon arrival at the Dallas Street park they spotted two of the suspects sitting in a parked 1996 Honda Accord. When the victim and his friend approached the vehicle, the two suspects got out of the vehicle and one of them brandished a box cutter and demanded cash. At the same time, according to police, two others walked up behind and one of them punched the victim in the face, according to police.

All four suspects fled in the Accord, which police later learned was recently purchased in Tijuana, Mexico.

Police described the suspect with the box cutter as a Hispanic man about 19 years old, 140 pounds, 5 foot 9, with long, dark curly hair and tattoos on his right arm. The second suspect in the car was described as a Hispanic man between 20 and 25, 160 pounds, 5 foot 9, with long, dark curly hair and his left arm full of tattoos. Third and fourth suspects were described only as Hispanic males wearing dark clothing.

Just two months ago on May 11, was shot to death when he went to the Paradise Hills neighborhood to purchase a $600 computer for sale on Craigslist. Berki, 18, had attempted to follow his assailants after being robbed.

The three teenagers accused of killing the Mesa College student have all pleaded not guilty to murder, robbery and other charges. Rashon Abernathy, Seandell Jones and Shaquille Jordan, all 17, are being prosecuted as adults. They are in custody in lieu of $5 million bail each.

City News Service contributed to this report.

james May 12, 2012 at 12:43 AM
Its funny no mention of the race of the three murders. I guess it is politically incorect to say they are black thugs.
Just my opinion May 26, 2012 at 01:18 AM
hummm- why no mention of race? Is it racist to say they were black? Rashon Abernathy, Seandell Jones and Shaquille Jordan, names sound black to me. Why no news? No mention of it - yet they want to hang Zimmerman...
Deborah J Ravens June 28, 2012 at 02:45 PM
looks like a nice park, I can't believe people are still putting their lives on the line. I know people love deals but it isn't worth your life. please be careful, think first, use your god given instincts. Also; regarding race of the three black youths, I am rather tired of proving we are not racists, we are constanting being told white people are racists while other are constantly proving they are. I think it is time for them to prove to us they are not racists. Don't you think? What if we did what they are doing, only black television station, BET. I watch it, and I get very hurt by what they say about us. But who cares about my feeling. That is any example. I am not picking on that channel just making a point. I think, we should let our feeling out; otherwise how will things change. This is my opinion and it is not inappropriate. It would be inappropriate if you say its is. Also; one more thing the news had everyone believing Zimmerman was white, in the beginning, as we know he is not. Be careful of what news channel you listen to, if you want a fair and accurate report watch Fox inadditon to listening to talk radio you will get all the news not parts. I surely would like to hear from anyone who feels like me. Proud MWF
twinkletoes August 17, 2012 at 04:41 AM
Ya what's up with pointing out us beaners? Clearly stating HISPANICS and not stating what race the other four morons were . This sucks!!!!
angel summers August 21, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Why would a guy from lajolla go to paradise hills for a $600 computer? That was his mistake....I am sorry i know that could happen anywhere....but why would he go to paradise hills? In a bad neighborhood? This is just horrible : ( I send my condolences to his family.
MIKE September 06, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Eric October 14, 2012 at 06:10 PM
I have a poop for sale, $500.
Micheal Jackson October 26, 2012 at 02:30 PM
First off most white people are racist! That's a fact. And murder is murder no matter the color. And damn right hang Zimmerman. And the family of this young man should feel the same about these three murders no matter the color. And only people who have made racist statements or done racist things worry about "proving" they aren't racist. Smdh
Bond November 25, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Who would meet in a park to buy something from a stranger, especially after dark? An idiot. For something like that, meet at a busy business, or outside a police station, or at the seller's home.


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