Man's iPads Stolen By Prospective Craigslist Buyer

The victim was dragged by a car for several feet while attempting to retrieve his devices.

A Ventura business owner was dragged by a car for several feet after trying to reclaim two iPads stolen by a prospective buyer he met on Craigslist, police said Saturday.

Around 5:15 p.m., the 34-year-old victim called police to report the robbery, which happened outside his business in a shopping center on West Main Street.

The man told police he had arranged to meet a potential buyer for his two iPads, but the robber instead took off with the devices without paying for them. He fled to a dark colored sedan parked nearby, where a second man was waiting and began to drive away.

The victim reached into the car trying to get the iPads back, and was dragged for several feet.

The victim suffered minor scrapes, but did not seek medical attention.

Anyone with information can call the Ventura Police Department at 805-339-4400.

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