Rome police are investigating the theft of more than $2,900 after a local man attempted to purchase a motorcycle off the internet from an alleged Canadian woman, reports stated.

According to Rome police reports:

Police reported that a transaction on Craigslist between a Rome man who wanted to purchase a Suzuki Hayabusa model motorcycle corresponded with the owner, who claimed she was from Alberta, Canada.

The two communicated through e-mail and once a price was agreed upon, he sent her a money order for $2,950 in the mail and waited for her to contact him again.

The complainant told police he contacted Craigslist and Ebay.com about the problem, and they reportedly told him he was a victim of theft.

RNT