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Instagram, $120 Carl's Jr. bill help nab alleged burglars

November 11, 2013|By Fox 40 and a Times Staff Writer

Four suspected burglars were arrested Sunday after Northern California police tracked them down -- with an assist from Instagram.

Officers received four different reports of cars being broken into Saturday evening in Rocklin. Among the things taken from the cars were GPS devices and wallets, police told Fox 40.

Investigators say one of the victims reported seeing a $120 charge at a Carl's Jr. on her credit card, which had been stolen.

Officers spoke with the manager of the restaurant, who remembered a credit card being used for a rather large drive-through order. She described the vehicle to police and said that she may have recognized one of the people in the car as a local high school student, and that photos may have been uploaded to Instagram.

After finding that Instagram account, officers saw the photos of the giant order.

Rocklin police arrested the suspects Sunday. They were charged with auto burglary, conspiracy, possession of stolen property and unauthorized use of a personal ID.


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