After having his car broken into outside of the “Market Time” store in Fremont, and some expensive camera equipment stolen, Jacob Stone decided to take action and use his own resources to get his stolen property back. The amateur sleuth went to the scene of the crime and found out that the store did indeed have security cameras, and that the thief had been caught on camera.
To catch the thief, Jacob took the video footage and used the thief’s image to create a flyer asking for help and information. He offered a $250 reward, and posted the flyers around the neighborhood and on Facebook. Just a few days later an anonymous tipster sent an e-mail alerting Stone of the thief’s whereabouts. Stone was able to send the police to this location and an arrest was made.
Stone got most of his equipment back and says he’s relieved the thief is in custody and extremely thankful to all of the people who checked out his Facebook page and looked at the flyers he posted.