- Associated Press - Saturday, June 4, 2016

SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. (AP) - Sedro-Woolley police have set aside parking spots outside the department for people buying or selling items they found on the Internet.

The Skagit Valley Herald reports (https://bit.ly/25Ej1ZF ) that the designated “internet purchase exchange” locations are marked with signs and are under 24-hour video surveillance.

Police Chief Lin Tucker says the two parking spaces were set aside because over the years police have been asked for advice on how to stay safe during online shopping-related meetups. He says as sites such as eBay and Craigslist gain popularity, the public has grown concerned over how to safely arrange person-two-person exchanges.

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Information from: Skagit Valley Herald, https://www.skagitvalleyherald.com

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