OPD: Craigslist armed robbery suspect wanted for questioning

OPD: Craigslist armed robbery suspect wanted for questioning

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect who was present during an armed robbery. Tuesday,  Thomas C. Oswalt, 26, was arrested after he robbed a potential buyer who had responded to a Craigslist advertisement. The victim and his friend met the “seller” at the Wal-Mart […]

Craigslist armed robbery suspect arrested

Craigslist armed robbery suspect arrested

Ocala, Florida — A man was arrested and charged with Robbery with a Firearm Tuesday after he robbed a potential buyer from Craigslist. This is the second time within a week that an online transaction has gone wrong. According to the Ocala Police Department, the victim (buyer) made a deal to purchase a 60-inch television for […]

The Ocala Police Department creates safe E-commerce Exchange Zone

The Ocala Police Department creates safe E-commerce Exchange Zone

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police Department Lieutenant Billy Woods has implemented a safer way for citizens to exchange money and goods when using Craigslist, eBay, Facebook groups,  and other websites. Lieutenant Woods said that OPD has designated parking spaces in it’s parking lot, which are video monitored. This area will be known as the “E-commerce Exchange Zone.” This will ensure the […]