It’s another reminder to be careful when buying or selling on Craigslist.
Richmond RCMP say a 39-year-old man was pepper sprayed and had an SUV he was selling stolen last night.
The victim is an auto dealer and had arranged to meet with a potential buyer for a 2009 Mazda Tribute on Craigslist.
Corporal Dennis Hwang says the suspect was handed the key to view the Mazda and that’s when he sprayed the victim several times before driving off.
Mounties say it’s a reminder to Craigslist users to meet in public spaces or an area with security cameras, and maybe bring a friend.
The suspect is described as Caucasian, 5’8″, in his 20s, with brown curly hair and wearing a dark jacket with the word “Security” on the back.
The vehicle was a 2009 Mazda Tribute GT SUV and may have a dealer BC Licence Plate starting with the sequence D649.