Man arrested for Craigslist robberies

July 27, 2009 2:10:32 PM PDT
Irving police have arrested a man accused of robbing sellers and buyers who used the Internet site Craigslist. Kenneth Hawkins, 20, was arrested Friday during an undercover operations and is charged with aggravated robbery. He's accused of robbing three residents of their cash or the items they were trying to sell.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports an undercover officer posed as a buyer on Craigslist and arranged a meeting with Hawkins to buy some items. Police say Hawkins was armed with a handgun when he was arrested.

Hawkins was in the Irving Jail Monday with bail set at $25,000. Investigators are looking into whether he is responsible for other holdups in North Texas.

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