Niles theft suspect caught thanks to Facebook

NILES, Ohio (WYTV) – Police in Niles are thanking their Facebook friends for helping them find a suspect.

The department shared the above photo Monday, showing a suspect from a shoplifting incident at the Eastwood Mall.

Police said the man pushed a female loss employee, before he ran out of the building.

Within one hour, police had identified the suspect.

Officers said they got multiple private messages thanks to social media.

They promise to post again to Facebook when formal charges are filed.


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