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New York Man Disarms Alleged Craigslist Robber in Clifton

Clifton New York

A 40-year-old New York man who arranged to meet up with a person from Craigslist in Clifton to purchase a computer got more than a bargain, according to police.

Police responded to the area of Harrison Place and Ackerman Avenue Friday around 10:15 p.m. after the victim told police that the seller he arranged to meet from Craigslist, tried to rob him at gunpoint.

The Bronx man told police that when he arrived to the location to reportedly purchase a computer he was received instead by an armed male wearing a mask.

According to reports, a struggled ensued and the victim was able to disarm the suspect, who fled on foot toward Ackerman Avenue.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or may have information is asked to call (973) 470-5908.