AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Two northeast Ohio law enforcement agencies have created safety zones where people buying and selling items on the internet can meet.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2tKbxaw ) the Summit County Sheriff's Office and the Springfield Township Police Department in Summit County are following a national trend in creating safety zones after highly publicized instances of people being robbed and killed while exchanging cash for goods sold on the internet.

The sheriff's office safety spot is in the visitor's lot of the county jail in Akron. A large sign says the area is under surveillance and has a camera trained on that location.

Springfield Township's safety zone is outside the police department. It's also monitored by a surveillance camera.

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Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com