New York, Jan 9 (IANS) A suspected jewellery thief was arrested in a village in Massachusetts after police found him wearing the same ‘selfie’ hat that he wore during a robbery.
Police arrested James Anderson, 65, during a traffic stop and recovered $10,000 worth of gold jewellery and wire cutters from his vehicle, palmbeachpost.com reported on Friday.
According to police, on Thursday night Anderson went into the Hyannis K-Mart and cut security wires from one of the jewellery case displays, stole it and left the store in his vehicle.
Based on the store surveillance video, the officers recovered the description of the thief and his vehicle.
Police said in the video, Anderson was seen wearing a winter hat that had the word “Selfie” printed on it.
After being reported, the police conducted a traffic stop in the area later that night.
One of the officers on duty noticed that a driver of a vehicle was wearing the same “Selfie” hat and clothing observed on the surveillance video.
Police arrested Anderson and charged him with larceny, a crime involving the unlawful taking of the personal property of another person, over $250 and possession of burglarious tools.