Beaumont, Alberta – On Monday October 17, 2016 at approximately 8:45 p.m. Beaumont RCMP were dispatched to an assault that had just taken place. The male victim was attempting to sell items through a social media platform and made arrangements to meet the potential buyers at his residence. Two males arrived at the victim’s residence with the pretense to purchase his advertised items but assaulted the victim and took the merchandise without paying. The investigation is ongoing.
Police are asking the public to be aware of risks associated to public buy and sell pages, and to take all necessary precautions when making transactions. Avoid meeting potential buyers while alone and to way the risks of having potential buyers coming to their homes. If possible, plan to meet in a neutral public area.
If anyone has information that can assist the RCMP in this investigation they are encouraged to call (780) 929-7400.