Brazen thief brags on Facebook

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KOB) – If there was a book about how not to get about with shoplifting, police in Albuquerque, New Mexico say suspect Matthew Crowder should write it.

“This guy’s a goofball; I can’t believe it,” Albuquerque Police Department Public Information Officer Simon Drobik says. “Well, I guess I can believe it. These guys are dumb.”

Police say Crowder was caught on surveillance video at a local consignment shop, stealing a necklace.

“We didn’t have to call Columbo in on this one because this guy left his name with his business card after he shoplifted, trying to pick up on the girl he shoplifted from,” Drobik said.

“We looked him up on Facebook and sure enough, he had posted the stolen necklace an hour or two later,” said Jasmine Baillio, who owns the consignment shop where Crowder allegedly took the necklace.