Springdale police said they responded to a report of a robbery around 3:30 Wednesday morning at the Heritage Inn on West Sunset.
The victim reported that he had been talking to a girl he met on Craigslist and they arranged to meet at the Foxfire Apartments. When he pulled into a parking spot, he said three men with bandanas pulled him out of his car. One pointed a silver handgun at him, and then struck him in the face with the gun, according to the report.
He told police the men pulled him around to the back of the complex, where they took his cell phone, wallet and car keys, even removing his socks and shoes to look for money. He said he then ran to the few block to the motel. The motel called police and his wife later picked him up.
Police found socks and a red hat near the pool at the apartments. They also say the victim's car was still there and appeared to have been rummaged through. A CD player had been stolen.
Police say a similar case occured about 7 months ago so they encourage folks to be careful on Craigslist.
The investigation is ongoing. The man was taken to Washington Regional Medical Center for treatment.