I spotted a post from the Yakima Police Department warning people who are selling property to BEWARE of some bad apples taking things by force and not paying for them...

From Yakima Police Facebook Page:

***Attention Craigslist and Facebook Sellers***

We are receiving multiple reports tonight of a gray van containing four subjects who are meeting up with people to buy goods. When the goods are exchanged, the suspects are taking the items without paying by force. Please use caution when buying or selling items and report any suspicious behavior by calling 911.

I think this warning could also be extended to Tri-Cities citizens as well