Police used social media to aid in the arrest of a Meadville man wanted in connection with a Thanksgiving Day robbery.
An investigation in Bridgeville turned up evidence that Robert Watkins III, of Meadville, may be involved in the armed robbery of a Bridgeville gas station on Thanksgiving.
Police found Watkin’s Facebook page and sent him a message saying, “It’s only a matter of time before we find you.”
Twenty-four hours later, Watkins was arrested in Rockdale Township near Meadville.
The Bridgeville Police Chief told Action News the case is proof of the power of social media.