LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Mark Williams intended to buy a video gaming system when he responded to an online ad, but it turned out that he was set up for a robbery.

Williams met with two men in the 1400 block of Main Street who were selling the gaming system, police said. As Williams looked over the gaming device, one of the men snatched his money and the gaming system and took off running, police said.

Williams chased the two men and caught one of them, police said. Williams fought with the thief, but the thief got away, police said.

Williams suffered minor injuries in the fight, police said.

Police only have a vague description of the suspects.

Police also recommend meeting at the site set up by the city specifically for these internet purchases with strangers. The location for that is Lafayette Fire Station 5 at Creasy Lane and Union Street or the parking lot of the West Lafayette Police Department. 

Both sites are available 24 hours a day, are well lit and have surveillance cameras. 

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