Cragslist strong-arm robbery over $30,000 car deal gone bad in South Lake Tahoe

craigslsit robberyThree men allegedly connected to a strong-arm robbery in Roseville were arrested Jan. 25 on the South Shore.

Dee Gunther with the Roseville Police Department told Lake Tahoe News the robbery happened Jan. 24 about 8:30pm in a public parking lot. The victim told authorities he thought he was meeting people to buy a vehicle he had found on Craigslist.

The suspects reportedly stole $30,000. Cash was recovered by Tahoe law enforcement, but it’s not known if the full $30,000 was found or where it was located. scam-craigslist-840x420-650x325

Jeremy Wood, a security guard at Lakeside Inn Casino, was arrested at work. Dylan Sapsford was arrested after a traffic stop on Lake Tahoe Boulevard while he was headed toward the casinos. He was allegedly driving the vehicle used at the site of the robbery. Douglas County Jail would not provide the hometown and ages of these two.

Eric Anderson, 34, of South Lake Tahoe was arrested at his residence and booked into the South Lake Tahoe jail.

All three face robbery charges. Anderson also was arrested on a charge of cultivation of marijuana.

Gunther said it would be up to the Placer County District Attorney’s Office to file formal charges against the three when they are transferred to that jurisdiction.


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