- Associated Press - Friday, November 13, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police have installed a 24-hour surveillance zone at its headquarters for people to complete online transactions.

The Advocate (https://bit.ly/1NujTVB ) reports police set up the zone in the department’s parking lot to give people a safe place to finalize person-to-person transactions originally agreed upon at online sites.

This is a recent trend police stations across the U.S. have adopted. The move started last year in Boca Raton, Florida.

Baton Rouge police say the department is trying to be proactive in offering people a safe place to show, inspect and purchase property in a safer way.

In May, two men in Ascension Parish agreed to an online gun sale. When they met, the supposed buyer turned the weapon on the seller and demanded his money.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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