A series of assaults between Gumtree 'sellers' and buyers has prompted police to issue a warning to users of the site

警方提醒那些光顾Gumtree的消费者要警惕与他们交易的卖家,因为最近发生了几起买家与卖家碰头后被打得“鼻青脸肿”的暴力事件。

据Seven News报道,三名男子在这个网站上看到一部手机的出售广告,与卖家约定周日晚上8:40左右在布里斯班的Kangaroo Point见面。

One incident took place in Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, where three male buyers were met by four men who allegedly took their money and beat them with sticks

然而,当他们到达约定地点时,见到四名男子,他们收了钱后就瞬间变得面目狰狞。

Another attack occurred just hours later in the nearby suburb of Cooper Plains, with three men assaulting and robbing a buyer who had gone to the meeting location alone

据称,这几个假冒卖家殴打买家,用大棒殴打他们,还拿刀威胁他们中的一个,要求其交出更多钱。

受害人逃到一辆出租车内,然后这群殴打者拿起棍棒砸车,最后从现场逃离。

警方称,不一会后在附近的Cooper Plains也发生类似事件,这次是一个男子找卖家买手机。

Police say they believe the two incidents are linked, and investigations into the Gumtree gang are continuing 

在见到两位男性卖家并与他们当面交谈后,这位买家据称要求查看一些身份证件和手机收据。

随后,他被这两个男子和另一个袭击者攻击,他们用拳头揍他的脸,还用棍棒打他。

这群强盗也抢劫了他身上的钱财,然后逃走。

警方表示,他们认为这两起案件有关联,调查仍在继续。所有四名受害者的身上都有割伤和擦伤。