- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WINNEMUCCA, Nev. (AP) - Winnemucca police “like” Facebook after they used tips posted on the social media site to track down a suspect in a bank robbery.

Police Chief Eric Silva says they posted a security photo of the suspect on Facebook after an armed robber made off with $1,000 on Monday from the US Bank in Winnemucca about 160 miles east of Reno.

Silva told the Elko Daily Free Press (https://tinyurl.com/kjpjrwc) that Facebook users provided information detectives needed to identify the suspect, including a tip that he often parked in a lot at Winnemucca City Hall.

Silva said officers canvassed the area and found 49-year-old Norman Alston in a vehicle parked in the lot between other cars.

Alston was arrested and charged with armed robbery. His bail has been set at $50,000.


Information from: Elko Daily Free Press, https://www.elkodaily.com

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