Car theft suspect foiled by Snapchat selfie, police say
Police in Northern California say they have arrested a man on suspicion 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 continue to search for two other people believed to have been involved in an armed robbery.
Police say Almanza-Martinez and the two others approached four people Wednesday at Lovers Point Park and allegedly robbed them of their belongings, including a car.
The three fled in the stolen car, which is still missing, but before they fled 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 and kidnapping and is being held at the Monterey County Jail.
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