High Point man arrested in connection with Craigslist robberies

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Malcolm Lee, 20, of High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C. — A High Point man accused of robbing people who posted items for sale on Craigslist is in the High Point jail Wednesday.

Malcolm Jemel Lee, 20, of High Point, has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of common law robbery.

Police say Lee contacted the Craigslist posters, pretended to be a buyer and robbed them when they arranged to meet.

Lee’s bond is set at $75,000. 

In two cases, the robberies were committed through the use of physical force and the third case involved the threat of a handgun.

Two of the robberies occurred on Oct. 9, one on Franklin Avenue and the other on East Green Drive. The third occurred on Oct. 25 on East Commerce Avenue.