Social media sleuths help solve crime

A local attorney turned to the online community when her purse and laptop got stolen.

A local attorney turned to the online community when her purse and laptop got stolen.

Kyndra Griffin’s day got off to a rocky start Thursday morning. Before heading to the courthouse, the Gastonia lawyer went to her car to find someone had broken in and stolen her purse, laptop and work bag. 

She contacted police and filed a report.

Thanks to official investigators, and social media sleuths, the thieves were identified by the end of the work day.

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Griffin got surveillance photos of the suspects from Gaston County investigators.

The man and his girlfriend were allegedly captured on camera shopping at Wal-Mart and a gas station in Belmont with Griffin’s debit card around 5:30 a.m. Thursday.

Griffin decided to post the photos on Facebook with the hope that someone would recognize

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