ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Annapolis police want people buy and sell items online to conduct face-to-face transactions in a safe place — the department.

Chief Michael Pristoop tells The Capital of Annapolis ( that there has been one homicide and several robberies in Anne Arundel County after people met in person after answer ads on Craigslist and other online sites.

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Pristoop said on Thursday that residents can conduct transactions in the department’s parking lot or inside the lobby.

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Officers can also use a database to check items that are being purchased to make sure they aren’t stolen.
Information from: The Capital,

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