COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) – Collinsville police have arrested three people suspected of luring people with a phony Craigslist ad for a television, then robbing them.
Officers made the arrests after a third incident in which a person responding to the ad on Sunday was robbed at gunpoint.
In two earlier incidents this month people arriving to buy the television were beaten with a baseball bat. One of them was robbed; the other was able to flee.
The ad directed respondents to an apartment which was unoccupied.
Police are still looking for a fourth person they believe was involved.
The names of the suspects have not been released pending formal charges. Those charges are expected to be filed Thursday.