SANTA CLARA -- A man was robbed of $8,000 last week when he tried to purchase a car listed on Craigslist, according to police.

The robbery was reported Thursday around 4:27 p.m. in the 100 block of Saratoga Avenue.

Police said the victim agreed to buy the vehicle after taking it for a test drive, but when he wanted to know why the title had a woman's name on it, the suspect grabbed $8,000 from him and ran away.

Officers arrived at the scene quickly and searched for the suspect but did not find him..

Contact Jason Green at 408-920-5006. Follow him at Twitter.com/JGreenMercNews.




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