An Orange County man is in pretty hot water after police learned he was their prime suspect in a recent jewelry store robbery.
Clyde Lydelle-Anderson is accused of stealing roughly $20,000 in diamonds from a Carlsbad retailer, according to a report by Fox 5 San Diego, but what’s most interesting is how he got himself caught.
Police said it all began after they received a call from a jewelry store employee who informed investigators they’d just been robbed. But the robber, in his attempt to get out of dodge as fast as possible, made one key mistake.
He dropped his cell phone on his way out the door. Once police had that in their hands they had no problems tracking down its owner. The store employee then identified Lydelle-Anderson in a line up and the rest, they say, is history.
The defendant is being held at the Vista Jail on charges of grand theft robbery and commercial burglary.
Original article: Jewelry Store Robber Drops Phone, Tips Off Police