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Man jailed after posting Facebook pictures of his store burglary

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(CBS/AP) PITTSBURGH - An 18-year-old Pittsburgh man is accused of burglarizing a local market with three teens. They were discovered after the teen posted pictures on his Facebook page showing the suspects mugging with some of the loot.

Isaiah Cutler, the only adult suspect, has been in jail since Friday in the Dec. 12 burglary.

"Well, I guess they're just stupid kids," Detective Valerie Milie said Monday. "They thought they could put (the pictures) out there for their friends who friended them on Facebook to see. But the one kid had 200 friends, but not only were they friends, some of them were relatives who became concerned and called police."

Authorities report that Cutler, a 17-year-old and two 14-year-olds stole more than $8,000 worth of cash, cigarettes, candy and checks from the business.

About an hour after their burglary, Cutler posted pictures of the teens posing with what they stole on his page, police said.

The facebook connections who say the photos "knew sooner or later the wrong person, the police, were probably going to see these photos," Milie said.

"The kids came home with shopping bags full of new Michael Jordan tennis shoes and clothes, and (the parents) said, `Where did you get the money?"' to buy such things, Milie said.

Police were already tracking down the teens based on the Facebook photos and the surveillance video from the store by the time the parents determined what happened, Milie said. The grandmother of one boy called police after she was told of the Facebook pictures by a relative.

Cutler is scheduled to be in court Wednesday on charges of theft, burglary and conspiracy.


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