Instagram Helps Police Nab Suspected Thieves
A picture on Instagram helped lead Rocklin police to three men and one juvenile who allegedly burglarized cars and used a stolen credit card for an expensive fast food meal.
Saturday night, several cars were broken into in the Blue Oaks Town Center parking lot. According to Rocklin Police, one of the victims learned from her bank that her credit card, which was stolen from her vehicle, was used for a $120 drive-thru food purchase at a nearby Carl’s Jr. restaurant that same night.
Employees at the restaurant, who later described the events to FOX40, were suspicious of the customers who made the large purchase. So they took down a license plate number. One employee posted a picture of the lengthy food receipt on Instagram. A friend on Instagram saw that picture, and told the employee about another picture she had seen that night on Instagram. The latter picture was of two men posing with a large amount of Carl’s Jr. food on the trunk of a car.
Furnished with all of the above information, Rocklin police spotted and pulled over the suspects’ getaway car on Sunset Boulevard the next day. Police recovered stolen property from the car, and arrested all four occupants who they believe are the suspects from the vehicle break-ins and Carl’s Jr. purchase.
The arrested adults are Tavion Spignor, Leroy Jackson and Malek Morgan, all from Sacramento.