Harker Heights Police Arrest Craigslist Con Artists - kcentv.com - KCEN HD - Waco, Temple, and Killeen

Harker Heights Police Arrest Craigslist Con Artists

Posted: Updated:

(KCEN) -- Suspected con artists got quite the surprise when the people they tried to rob turned out to be undercover police officers.

Harker Heights Police started an investigation after getting a tip about a Craigslist deal that seemed too good to be true.

The undercover officers pretended like they wanted to buy the items, and set up a transaction meeting.

When the officers got there, there were no items and the suspects tried to rob them.

Both suspects were arrested.

The police department is asking all residents to be on high alert of all Craigslist posts.

If the deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.

If you do buy items off of Craigslist, meet the seller in a heavily populated area or better yet, have them meet you your local police department

  • Latest NewsMore>>

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Help Young Boy Battling Cancer

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Help Young Boy Battling Cancer

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:45:07 GMT
    Sam Bigg's aunt promised him she'd get the turtles."His favorite ninja turtle is the blue one, Leonardo," explained Stephanie Zimmerman. "And he does not know this is happening!"Sam is just five years old, and a big fan of the crime-fighting turtles. The little boy from the Alton-Godfrey area is also fighting a battle, himself.In March, Sam's family says they learned the boy had Stage Four Hepatoblastoma, a type of childhood liver cancer. They spent the summer traveling b...More >>
    Sam Bigg's aunt promised him she'd get the turtles."His favorite ninja turtle is the blue one, Leonardo," explained Stephanie Zimmerman. "And he does not know this is happening!"Sam is just five years old, and a big fan of the crime-fighting turtles. The little boy from the Alton-Godfrey area is also fighting a battle, himself.In March, Sam's family says they learned the boy had Stage Four Hepatoblastoma, a type of childhood liver cancer. They spent the summer traveling b...More >>
  • Two Texas Teens Injured After Carnival Ride Accident

    Two Texas Teens Injured After Carnival Ride Accident

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:05:48 GMT
    A carnival ride accident sent two Texas teenagers to the hospital Sunday night. Authorities say they fell more than 12 feet off a ride at the Saint Anthony Seminary's Annual Bazaar. A witness describes what she saw."I was standing right by the ride when it happened. And I heard a loud thump noise and a bunch of people screaming. And when I turned around there was a body right there on the floor. I didn't notice the second body until later, but it was a woman and she was laying there ...More >>
    A carnival ride accident sent two Texas teenagers to the hospital Sunday night. Authorities say they fell more than 12 feet off a ride at the Saint Anthony Seminary's Annual Bazaar. A witness describes what she saw."I was standing right by the ride when it happened. And I heard a loud thump noise and a bunch of people screaming. And when I turned around there was a body right there on the floor. I didn't notice the second body until later, but it was a woman and she was laying there ...More >>
  • Fort Worth Police Arrest Driver with Intimidating Haircut

    Fort Worth Police Arrest Driver with Intimidating Haircut

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:52:45 GMT
    A  man arrested on suspicion of drunk driving has a scream-worthy haircut...More >>
    A  man arrested on suspicion of drunk driving has a scream-worthy haircut...More >>
Click for Local Doppler Radar
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KCEN. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.