Madison County authorities say three people are in custody awaiting formal charges for luring robbery victims using fake Craigslist ads. Collinsville police say the suspects would post an ad about selling a television to get their victims. In the past few weeks, three people showed up to buy the TV and were beaten and robbed.
Three such robberies were reported on December 15th,17th and 22nd. The Madison County state's attorney says he expects formal charges to be presented today.