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‘Selfie’ Hat Helps Catch Accused Jewel Thief

Barnstable Police Department James Anderson

Police recognized the distinctive headwear

An alleged thief’s distinctive “Selfie” hat may have led to his capture.

Cops in Massachussetts say 65-year-old James Anderson wore a hat that said “Selfie” on it when he allegedly stole $10,000 worth of gold jewelry from a K-Mart, according to MyFox Boston.

Hours later, cops recognized the “Selfie” hat when they pulled Anderson over at a traffic stop. Cops say they also found wire cutters in Anderson’s car, as well as jewelry with K-Mart price tags. Anderson was arrested and charged with larceny. He was arraigned Friday morning, where a not-guilty plea was entered for him. It was not immediately clear whether he had a lawyer.


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