This Suspected Robber was Busted after Taking a Selfie and Posting it to Snapchat
This is Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove, California.
It’s just a few minutes away from the city of Monterey on Pacific coast of Central California.
Beautiful, right? It’s a great spot for wedding photos…
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Taking a walk while contemplating the beauty of nature…
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So what does all this have to do with a robbery? This dude, 18-year-old Victor Almanza-Martinez, and two other men allegedly robbed a group of people at Lover’s Point Park.
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The three suspects allegedly robbed a group of four people and then stole their car.
Before fleeing in the stolen vehicle, Pacific Grove Police say Almanza-Martinez posed for a selfie with one of the female victims. Police haven’t released the photo, but here’s a reenactment:
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The selfie ended up being a key lead in the arrest of Almanza-Martinez. How did police get it? Almanza-Martinez exchanged Snapchat information with the female victim after he took the selfie.
Once Almanza-Martinez posted the selfie to Snapchat, the victim turned over the photo to police, who promptly arrested him.
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Almanza-Martinez has been hit with several charges, including armed robbery, kidnapping and possession of stolen property. He’s being held at Monterey Country Jail on $170,000 bail.