3 teens held in Calif. Craigslist robbery-killing

May 12, 2011 - 6:58 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego police have arrested three 17-year-old boys on suspicion of robbing and killing a man who answered an ad on Craigslist.

A police report says the 18-year-old victim was shot Wednesday night in the Paradise Hills area. His name wasn't released.

Authorities say the man and his girlfriend went to Casey Street to buy an item they saw on Craigslist but instead three people pretending to be sellers stole their money and cell phones.

The robbers drove off but the victims chased them to get their license plate number. At a cul-de-sac, one robber fired a shot that hit the pursuing driver.

The robbers fled again but crashed their car at another cul-de-sac and ran off. The teenagers were arrested about a block away after a search.