RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond police are crediting Facebook with leading to an arrest in the theft of six copper planters from the Jefferson Hotel.
Slaughter, 26, later surrendered and was charged with grand larceny in the thefts last week at the landmark hotel.
"Though the Department has received several crime tips via Facebook previously, this is the first time detectives are aware of a direct link between a post and an arrest," the department posted. "Thank you Richmond!"
The six copper planters are worth around $15,000, according to Richmond Police.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about the man's identity to call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.