The Power Of Social Media: Victim identifies armed robber after Facebook suggests he add him as a friend

You never know who Facebook’s going to suggest you friend.

People with 45 mutual friends? A friend’s friend who you loathe?

Or how about this: that guy who pulled a knife on you and stole your car?

The BBC reports that a robber’s rip-offs have unravelled after he was spotted on the “people you may know” list by the victim of a car robbery in Birmingham, UK.

According to the BBC, Detective Constable Rhiannon Daff said the Facebook information was “a crucial part of the investigation” and “the final piece of the jigsaw.”

Omar Famuyide, a 21-year-old from Highgate, Birmingham, was jailed last week at the city’s Crown Court after a trial found him guilty of robbery, attempted robbery, possession of a firearm and possession of a knife.

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