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Matthew Thompson (Courtesy of Raleigh City Council Bureau of Identification)

Matthew Thompson (Courtesy of Raleigh City Council Bureau of Identification)

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A Facebook photo leads to the arrest of a car theft suspect.

Cary Police charged Matthew Adam Thompson with burglary, possession of stolen goods, and breaking and entering after authorities were able to identify Thompson posing with a Mercedes Benz linked to a burglary in a Facebook photo, according to reports. Thompson posed with his friend, Samuel James Clayton Harvey, who faces 10 charges of larceny and breaking and entering, according to WRAL. The photo in question had Thompson and Harvey posing with a reportedly stolen Mercedes in the parking lot of the apartment complex where Thompson lives.

Before the arrests, Cary Police said they had compiled evidence against Thompson and Harvey that linked the two men to home burglaries and car dealership thefts at Anchor Auto and Cary Auto Sales, according to police reports.

WRAL reported that Cary Police found a fake ID during a search, indicating that the men used the fake ID at one of the area car dealers.

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