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.