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Man Arrested for Armed Robbery After Taking Snapchat Selfie with Victim

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    Pacific Grove Police Department
    Victor Almanza-Martinez

    A man accused of armed robbery and taking a Snapchat selfie with his victim has been arrested, according to a Northern California police department.

    Authorities in Pacific Grove continue to search for two other suspects believed to be involved in Wednesday's bizarre incident.

    It occurred at Lovers Point Park, according to the Pacific Grove Police Department. Victor Almanza-Martinez, 18, of Castroville, and two other men allegedly approached four victims and robbed them of their belongings, including keys to a 2013 black Chrysler 200.

    The suspects fled in the Chrysler, which is still missing, but not before Almanza-Martinez and one of the female victims exchanged Snapchat information and posed for a selfie together, police said.

    The selfie was apparently a break in the case, police said, adding that it helped them track down Almanza-Martinez.

    The suspect was subsequently arrested and charged with armed robbery, kidnapping, possession of stolen property, conspiracy, violation of probation and gang enhancements. Almanza-Martinez is being held at the Monterey County Jail with bail set at $170,000.

    It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney.

    Police are asking that anyone with information about this robbery contact detectives at (831) 646-6926.