CLOSTER, N.J. -- Closter police have joined law enforcement agencies who are inviting residents who buy, sell or trade through Craigslist, eBay and other online sites to do so at headquarters to help prevent fraud, theft or robbery.
"Many are wary of transactions via the internet with an unknown buyer or seller," Council President Robert Di Dio, who spearheaded the effort, told Daily Voice on Friday.
"There have been several bad occurrences that have happened to people as a result of Internet transactions," Di Dio said. "This provides safety."
Police won’t get involved in any transactions in the “Safe Zone” unless a customer alerts them to something suspicious, Sgt. Vincent Aiello said, adding that surveillance cameras will be operating.
Residents and merchants can avail themselves of the safe and neutral location in an open, well-lit area in the parking lot next to police headquarters at 295 Closter Dock Road.
HOURS: Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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