19 Aug 2016

Women robbed while responding to Facebook car ad

1:38 pm on 19 August 2016

Two men have been arrested after two women were robbed at gunpoint while responding to a car advertisement on Facebook in Masterton.

The women met the men last month to buy a car but were later attacked by them, police said.

Officers made the arrests when they searched a Masterton house looking for the gun used in the robbery.

Charges were yet to be laid.

While a robbery like this was unusual, people should be careful when meeting up to buy anything advertised online, they said.