Selfie dooms armed robbery suspect

Selfie dooms armed robbery suspect

LAFAYETTE, LA (WAFB) - A Lafayette man was arrested after taking a selfie on a phone he allegedly stole.

Leroy Hebert, 27, was arrested late Monday night after Lafayette Police say he and another suspect robbed a victim at gunpoint. The victim was not injured during this incident.

About two hours after the robbery, the victim used his computer to see that Hebert took a selfie on the stolen phone. The victim sent that photo to police where they were able to set up a sting at a hotel using a popular dating app.

When Hebert arrived at the hotel, he was arrested and charged with armed robbery after he was found to have the victim's stolen phone in his possession.

Hebert's bond was set at $125,000.

Anyone with more information about the second suspect in the robbery are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.

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