LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) - A man looking to buy a cell phone on Craigslist says he was lured to a vacant home in Los Lunas, held at gunpoint and robbed Tuesday night.
The crime took place at 1010 Spruce in a home neighbors said has been vacant for months.
The victim told police when he answered a Craigslist ad for a cell phone someone contacted him and agreed to meet him at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in Los Lunas. The man said when he arrived at the house he was flagged down by a man on the street then invited inside.
The victim said he was asked to be quiet because of sleeping kids, but his suspicions were raised when he walked into a dark room lighted only by a candle.
The man says he was then held at gunpoint and robbed of his cell phone, wallet and car keys.
The man screamed for help. That's when the suspects threw his keys at him and he was able to get away.
When officers arrived at the home they found it empty and were informed by neighbors that it's been vacant for months with no electricity hooked up to it.
The search for the suspects continues. Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact them.
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