Police remind people to take extra precautions after swap-site robbery
Woman speaks out after being robbed during swap-site meet up
OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Police say a meet up from a Facebook swap-page went wrong after the potential buyer attacked the woman and robbed her.
According to a police report, the incident happened Sunday at around 8 p.m.
Alexandria Stubblefield, 21, told 3 News Now she saw a post from a man who said he needed to buy an iPhone 6. She later sent him a message and agreed to sell her phone.
He asked if we could meet at a park near 66th and Blondo streets, she said, and I said no.
Instead, they met at a nearby food mart and soon a confrontation started after the man said she didn't have the phone he wanted.
"I was like, 'Yes, this is...'" she said. "[He] punched in my face."
He ran away, she said.
Omaha police are using Stubblefield's story as a reminder for people to be extra careful during this type of business.
Agree to meet in public and maybe bring a friend along or at least tell someone where you'll be, said Ofc. Michael Pecha, a department spokesperson.
Police said they're not seeing an uptick related to meet ups stemming from swap-sites, but shared these incidents are on-going throughout the year.