Cops find robbery suspect after sending him Facebook warning

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BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — State police have helped cops in a Pennsylvania town keep a Facebook promise they made to an armed robbery suspect: "We WILL find you."

The Meadville Tribune ( ) reports that 32-year-old Robert Watkins III was arrested Sunday in Rockdale Township. That's near Meadville, which is Watkins' hometown.

About 100 miles away in Bridgeville, police got a warrant charging Watkins with a Thanksgiving Day gas station robbery.

Bridgeville police had posted a message on Facebook saying, "It's only a matter of time before we find you." The post included several pictures of Watkins, and said he had been identified through surveillance video.

Online court records show Watkins was returned early Tuesday and arraigned in Allegheny County, where he's jailed without an attorney.


Information from: The Meadville Tribune,

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