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By Stacy Lee
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012

Another robbery involving a Craigslist ad has been reported in Munhall.

The alleged victim claimed he was responding to a Craigslist ad to buy an iPad Friday night in the 400 block of Tenth Avenue, according to police.

Two thin, black males -- one light-skinned and one dark-skinned and both wearing hooded shirts -- gave the item to the victim, who gave them money, police said. When the victim was looking at the item, the suspects grabbed it back and fled. Police said that, when the man gave chase, the suspects pushed him down a hill. No injuries or weapons were reported.

Another robbery occurred Jan. 21 when a victim responded to a Craigslist ad for an iPhone sale along Tenth Avenue in Munhall. Police said the victim was robbed at gunpoint and the victim used a licensed firearm to fire shots at the suspect.

No injuries were reported in that incident.

A search warrant was executed Jan. 22 at a Tenth Avenue address in Munhall. Police said a gun and paraphernalia were recovered.

Another victim arranged a meeting on Jan. 14 along Tenth Avenue in Munhall to purchase an iPod/iPhone. Police said the victim claimed two males took his money and left him with an empty iPod box.

There was another robbery in Homestead when someone was responding to a Craigslist ad. The Homestead police officer in charge of that investigation declined to release any details about that incident.

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