Police department offers use of parking lot for finalizing Internet site sales

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Police Department Offers Use Of Parking Lot For Finalizing Internet Site Sales
Finding a deal on Craigslist can be exhilarating, but actually meeting with a complete stranger to finalize the exchange fills many with fear and dread.

Police in Bellingham, Massachusetts have found a way to put both buyers and sellers at ease. They are offering up the use of their surveillance camera equipped parking lot. A sign posted in the designated area reads, "Internet Purchase Exchange Location. This Area Is under Video Surveillance."

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Police department offers use of parking lot for finalizing Internet site sales
Susan Locke, left, counts out her cash as she purchases a table from Michele Velleman in the "online safe zone" outside the police station in Georgetown, Mass., Monday, July 13, 2015. Around the nation, in police department parking lots festooned with surveillance cameras, authorities are setting up an "online safe zones" where people meeting via Craigslist or buying goods via eBay can encounter each other without fear of assault or abduction. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Susan Locke, left, hands her money to Michele Velleman as she purchases a table in the "online safe zone" outside the police station in Georgetown, Mass., Monday, July 13, 2015. Around the nation, in police department parking lots festooned with surveillance cameras, authorities are setting up an "online safe zones" where people meeting via Craigslist or buying goods via eBay can meet up without fear of assault or abduction. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Michele Velleman, left, carries a table, which she had just sold to Susan Locke, right, in the "online safe zone" outside the police station in Georgetown, Mass., Monday, July 13, 2015. Around the nation, in police department parking lots festooned with surveillance cameras, authorities are setting up an "online safe zones" where people meeting via Craigslist or buying goods via eBay can meet up without fear of assault or abduction. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Bellingham Police shared the news on their Facebook page. They encourage residents who partake in services like Craigslist and Facebook Yard Sale, "...to take advantage of this location." And further note, "Please don't meet strangers at private residences or in areas that you are unfamiliar with."

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