ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — To help keep citizens safe when they make online purchases, the Enterprise Police Department has announced the creation of a new Internet Purchase Exchange Location.
The safe zone, made up of two parking spaces, is located in front of city hall and is marked with two signs informing people that the area is under surveillance.
“This area is for people that are buying, selling, or trading items on the internet and need a place to meet with someone they might not know,” a release from the department states. “This location is in a public space, well-lit, and under 24/7 video surveillance. This program helps to ensure that buyers and sellers can meet in-person at a safe location.”
Ambushes during internet exchanges have previously been a problem in the Wiregrass, with a Dothan man getting robbed on Main Street back in January.
The suspects pulled a knife on the victim and took his debit card and gift cards. Following the attack, Dothan police reminded citizens that they had a safe zone of their own right in front of the Dothan Police Department.