The Philadelphia Police Department are crediting social media as a useful crime fighting tool.
On October 1, police say a man was captured on surveillance video committing an armed robbery in South Philadelphia. A few days later, police say they received an anonymous tip identifying Erik Barrett as the man in the video after they posted it on YouTube. Barrett was arrested and taken into custody. Barrett was the 100th person they’ve arrested through social media.
For full article and video see Philly Police Make 100 Arrests Through Social Media, NBC 10 Philadelphia.
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