Post on Craigslist leads to assault, robbery

A post on Craigslist led to a strong arm robbery in Columbia.

A post on Craigslist led to a strong-arm robbery in Columbia.

At about 9:45 p.m. Sunday, officers went to a Broadway Village apartment for a 23-year-old man who was the victim of the robbery.

The victim, from Jefferson City, said he made arrangements through Craigslist to meet at the apartments to buy a cell phone.

The man said instead of buying the phone, he was assaulted by two men who also took his money, wallet and phone.

The victim had minor injuries.

A Boone County Sheriff's Department K-9 tried to track the suspects but was unsuccessful.

The suspects were described as both being black males.

One was described as a black male, about 19-years-old, 5'5â??, 125 lbs. with a thin build wearing a dark shirt and jeans.