Moncton Subway thief nabbed after unfriending victim on Facebook

A Moncton, N.B. man held up a Subway restaurant in November 2014, and threatened the victim while stealing $1,000.
A Moncton, N.B. man held up a Subway restaurant in November 2014, and threatened the victim while stealing $1,000. Photo: iStock

Unfriending a person on Facebook can be a painful event for the dumped. In this case, it led the dumped friend to nab a thief.

A Moncton, N.B. man held up a Subway restaurant in November 2014, and threatened the victim with a knife while stealing $1,000 in cash. Apparently, the thief was Facebook friends with the victim and promptly unfriended him after the robbery.

It’s probably not a good idea to unfriend a person shortly after you robbed and held them at knifepoint.

The savvy victim noticed that he had been unfriended, which made him suspicious and lead him to talk to police about his suspicions.

The thief also made the mistake of leaving his bandanna in the parking lot after the robbery, which the police took as evidence. Once the victim went to the police about his suspicions, they got a warrant for a DNA sample and found it matched the DNA on the bandanna.

Shortly after, the thief was arrested and admitted that he was the guilty party and was later sentenced to three years in prison.

Maybe this article should have been entitled ‘how not to get away with a robbery’.

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