Winchester, Va Police Department offers safe place for Craigslist transactions

The Winchester, VA Police Department is allowing local residents to use the lobby or parking lot of the Timbrook Public Safety Center as a place to complete in person Craigslist sales. The police department wants to give people a safe and secure option when completing these transactions. On Monday the police department received a report of counterfeit money being passed in exchange for a gaming system sold on Craigslist. The victim met the suspect in the 500 block of South Cameron Street to complete the transaction. The male suspect gave the victim six $50 bills that were counterfeit and all had the same serial numbers. The suspect is described as a black male, around 18 to 19 years-old and was wearing a black hoodie and red beanie.

Anyone with information on a suspect in this case is asked call the Crime Solvers hotline at 540-665-TIPS. Individuals who are able to provide information that leads to an arrest in this case could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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