Woman allegedly robbed, left on side of highway during Craigslist ride gone wrong

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 13:16

On June 12 at around noon, police received a report of a robbery on the Glenn Highway. According to police, a man arranged for his mother to get a ride from Wasilla to Anchorage from someone he met on Craigslist. During the ride, police said another female passenger in the car tried to steal the woman’s purse. Police said the man driving the car pulled over, and the victim got out without her purse near the North Birchwood overpass.

“The male grabbed the purse from the other female passenger and gave it back to the victim before driving off and leaving the victim on the side of the highway,” police wrote.

The woman told police that when she looked in her purse, the money she was going to use to pay for the ride was missing. Police said the case is still pending.

[Related: Eagle River man who met woman on Craigslist broke in through doggie door to commit assaults]

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