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Armed robber caught after taking selfie with victim

By Mason White 10:55 AM January 4, 2016
Victor Almanza-Martinez 

By: Mahesh Sarin
An armed robber was arrested after taking a selfie with the victim, police in California said.

The suspect used the Snapchat app to take a selfie with one of the victims.

Pacific Grove Police arrested 18-year-old Victor Almanza-Martinez of Castroville, and they are still searching for two other suspects, who are believed to have participated in the armed robbery.

Police said that Almanza-Martinez and the other two approached four victims at the Lovers Point Park, and allegedly stole their belongings, including their car keys and a black Chrysler 200.

The suspects fled in the stolen vehicle that was not yet recovered. However, before fleeing the scene, Almanza-Martinez asked a female victim to exchange snapchat information and they posed for a selfie together.

Police said that the selfie helped them locate Almanza-Martinez. He has been charged with armed robbery and kidnapping. He is being held at the Monterey County Jail, and his bail was set at $170,000.