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$10,000 ring stolen during Craigslist meetup

A Westfield man was robbed of a $10,000 ring when he met up to sell the jewelry to a Craigslist buyer. (Metro file photo) A Westfield man was robbed of a $10,000 ring when he met up to sell the jewelry to a Craigslist buyer. (Metro file photo)

A seller who posted a $10,000 ring on the popular internet site Craigslist agreed to meet with a buyer on Sunday night, only to be robbed of the jewelry.

The seller met the supposed buyer in the parking lot of a Friendly's restaurant near the Massachusetts Turnpike in Westfield.

Police Capt. Michael McCabe told the Springfield Republican that when the two met, the suspect examined the ring and then handed over a black box that he said contained an agreed-upon amount of cash. However, the suspect then pulled out a handgun and stole the ring, McCabe said.

The suspect drove away in a small silver car on Springdale Road. No more is known about thief.

Police are investigating the situation.

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