Facebook photo leads to thief's arrest
A dim crook was nicked after a pal posted a picture of him on Facebook flogging a TV he’d stolen.
Charles Holden, 21, sneaked into a house where he used to be a lodger and grabbed the plasma telly, a PlayStation and games.
Then he sold the lot outside to two unsuspecting pals who thought he was still living there.
Cops could find no evidence linking him to the theft.
So suspicious victim Michael Coverdale checked Holden’s Facebook page and Friends links.
Michael, 25, said: “Suddenly I turned up one friend and found this picture of a man holding the TV outside my home with Holden counting money in the background. I was gobsmacked.
“I then checked another friend and discovered that Holden had sold him the PlayStation.”
Call centre worker Holden, of Hull, East Yorks, admitted theft at Hull Crown Court and was bailed to be sentenced on May 25.
Michael added: “Charlie used to be my friend. I let him live with me when he had nowhere else. I had to ask him to leave when he didn’t pay the rent.
“He repaid me by letting himself into my house and stealing. I’m just glad he was caught and is going to pay for his crime. Facebook was incredible.” - www.thesun.co.uk