Stop discussing your crimes on social media.
You are making it easier for the cops.
It took longer to identify Manning, as it wasn’t until July 6 when a palm print taken off the vehicle of the victims led authorities to him. Afterward a DNA search warrant was executed, and police also filed a search warrant to let them look through Manning’s Facebook and Snapchat accounts.
The Bradenton Herald reports that a string of messages was exchanged between Manning and Smith on the day of, and early in the morning of the day after, the robbery occurred.
It’s alleged that, just hours before they did so, they discussed when they were going to rob the victims. At 1 a.m. on June 28, just a few hours after the robbery happened, Manning sent messages to Smith that said “Investigating,” and, “They ova in the area … looking.” He also asked his accomplice about a gold chain taken from one of the victims. A final communication was sent reminding Smith to delete his messages.
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