SWANSEA, Ill. — Two men carjacked a Swansea resident at gunpoint and now police are warning people about selling to strangers online.
Swansea police posted a photo on social media Thursday of a black Dodge Charger that was stolen. Two men showed up at a home to supposedly buy the car, which was listed for sale online. Instead, they stole it at gunpoint.
It’s not clear when the crime occurred, but it happened near Greenhaven Drive in Swansea.
Police are asking anyone who has seen the vehicle to call 911.
Swansea police offered the following advice on its Facebook page: “We feel horrible for the victim as this is a very traumatizing incident. Times have changed in every community…never sell anything from your house.
“Use our police department parking lot. It has cameras. It has cops. Stop in our lobby or call and let us know when. We will help eyeball them! If they won’t meet you there…then you have your answer.”