Capt. Michael McCabe says two Westfield residents posted an advertisement for a ring on Craigslist.
They then arranged to meet a potential buyer in the parking lot of a Friendly’s restaurant in the city near the entrance to the Massachusetts Turnpike.
McCabe told Abc40 that the potential buyer examined the ring, then pulled out a black box and asked the seller to count the money inside of it.
The buyer then pulled out a handgun and stole the ring,” they were obviously overcome by the firearm and that was the downside to that,” says McCabe.
McCabe says the suspect was driving a small silver car and was last seen in the area of Springdale Road.
Police continue to investigate.
Meanwhile Captain McCabe says the two Westfield residents did what they were supposed to do, meeting in a public place, there were two of them, but they still got robbed because the presumed buyer pulled a gun.
Captain McCabe also says be leery of buying something on Craig’s List from someone who’s a long distance away because if something goes wrong, you could get stuck.