For the second time in less than a week, South Bay residents were robbed in San Leandro when they responded to car-for-sale ads on Craigslist, only to be held up at gunpoint.
On Saturday, two brothers from San Jose were by a pair of gunmen who showed up at the meeting place where they were supposed to show off the non-existent.
Then, on Wednesday night, a married couple from Campbell was robbed at gunpoint when they showed up at the 1400 block of San Jose Avenue to meet a fake car seller, according to a report in the Mercury News.
The two suspects from Saturday's holdup were Hispanic and Wednesday's lone gunman was black. Police are investigating whether the two incidents are linked.
Police elsewhere note a rise in Craigslist-related robberies and advise that buyers, especially when carrying cash, insist on meeting sellers in a safe, well-lighted, busy place during daylight hours.