Police looking for man who uses Craigslist to find roommates, steal their valuables

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Police are looking for a man who they say has used Craigslist to find roommates, then steal their valuables while they're away. 

Police said Tyshawn Gayle, 23, has committed the same crime at least four times. He found three of the victims using Craigslist. Police said Gayle answers ads for roommates, moves in with the victims, then moves out less than a month later, while the victims are at work. When he moves out, he takes the victims' cash, gaming systems, cars, and other belongings, according to police. 

Anyone who knows where Gayle is currently living or working is encouraged to call police. Police are also asking anyone who was a victim of a crime committed by Gayle to contact them. Call Detective Ramirez at 719-444-7295 or Detective Mallett at 719-444-7298. 


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