Police hunt for apartment scammer

April 30, 2008 2:00:07 PM PDT
A man who police say scams people out of hundreds of dollars in apartment rent is on the run tonight. NYPD detectives have placed a sketch around town. It shows the man two victims say placed an ad on CraigsList about an apartment.

The victims met with the man and then paid him two months rent, only to return to the apartment and learn it was already rented.

Anyone with information on this is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls are kept confidential.