scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Sunday, October 25, 2020

US man takes Snapchat selfie with robbery victim, gets arrested

A Snapchat selfie taken with the victim helped police nap the robber — 18-year old Almanza-Martinez — in Northern California.

By: AP | Pacific Grove | January 4, 2016 12:46:44 pm
robbery, Snapchat, selfie, Almanza-Martinez, northern California, Pacific Grove, Pacific Grove Police Department, Chrysler 200, bail, Before fleeing the scene of crime, the accused — Almanza-Martinez — and a female victim exchanged Snapchat information and posed for a selfie together. Martinez’s bail has been set at 0,000. (Source: Pacific Grove Police Department)

Police in Northern California say they have arrested a man accused of armed robbery thanks to a Snapchat selfie he took with one of the victims.

KNTV reports that Pacific Grove police arrested 18-year-old Victor Almanza-Martinez, of Castroville, and that they are searching for two other suspects believed to have participated in an armed robbery.

Police say that Almanza-Martinez and two others approached four victims on Wednesday at Lover Point Park and allegedly robbed them of their belongings, including a car — a 2013 black Chrysler 200.

The suspects fled in the stolen car — which is still missing. Before leaving, Almanza-Martinez and a female victim exchanged Snapchat information and posed for a selfie together.

Police say the selfie helped them track down Almanza-Martinez. He has been charged with armed robbery, kidnapping, possession of stolen property, conspiracy, violation of probation and gang enhancements and is being held at the Monterey County Jail — with bail set at $170,000.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Trending News, download Indian Express App.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement