Robbery suspect friends victim on Facebook

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PORT ORCHARD, Wash. ?  Authorities say that a 28-year-old man suspected of robbing a woman at a Washington ferry terminal friended her on Facebook the next day.

The Kitsap Sun reports Saturday that Riley Allen Mullins was charged Friday in Kitsap District Court with second-degree robbery.

Authorities say a woman was sitting at the Bremerton ferry terminal on Tuesday using her headphones when she was struck on the head from behind. After being struck, a man grabbed her iPod and purse and ran. She didn't recognize the man but noticed a tattoo of a triangle on his neck.

The next day, the woman received a Facebook friend notification and recognized the sender as the man who robbed her.

Investigators confirmed the Facebook account belonged to Mullins, and they noted a profile picture of Mullins showing the triangle neck tattoo.


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He wasn't officially charged for the robbery - he is SUSPECTED.  Just because someone has a tattoo that you believe belongs to the person that robbed you, that you briefly saw, after being hit on the head, does not mean it was 100% the same person.


It is highly probable it is the same person.  But, a brief view of a tattoo while (possibly) experiencing a concussion, is not enough proof.

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