Are you tired of always having to pay your friends in beer to come along with you on your semi-sketchy Craigslist swap or giving out your address to complete strangers? Next time, have the other person meet you at the Conshohocken Police Station on 720 Fayette St., where police have set up the nation's very first "online transaction safezone" to keep these deals on the up-and-up. There are two spots, the lobby and the parking lot, that have the obvious police presence but also 24-hour surveillance cameras.
So, there you have it. The lobby will be open during regular office hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the parking lot available 24/7. While your personal safety is of the utmost importance, the police also want to make one thing clear, they don't want to house the crap you bought off of Amazon. Here's the lowdown via the comments on Facebook:
"Just a quick clarification regarding this program. The program is meant to help buyers and sellers feel safe during the face to face completion of the sales that originate on Craigslist, Facebook, or other online sites. It is not intended to include items ordered online and shipped to your house. We hope this helps clear any confusion."
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