Stupid Criminals: The “Say Cheese” Edition

Poster boys for the criminally inept:

DAVENPORT, Iowa— A group of security cameras stolen from a pedestrian bridge in Davenport last week may ultimately help authorities nab the culprits.

That’s because police say the cameras snapped pictures of the alleged suspects just before they were stolen.

Police arrested and charged a Davenport teenager Tuesday with participating in the damage and theft of the cameras at the Davenport SkyBridge.

Police have charged 19-year-old Robert Newton with second-degree criminal mischief and theft. Newton bond is set at $6,500.

Authorities are searching for additional suspects. They say they were able to retrieve images recorded during the theft to identify those responsible.

The cameras were installed to monitor pedestrian traffic and identify people involved in acts of criminal damage.



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