Cops: Robber Asks Wrong Person for Directions to Bakery

Suspect stops investigator heading to crime scene
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 20, 2016 8:48 AM CDT
Cops: Robber Asks Wrong Person for Directions to Bakery
Beware your sweet tooth, criminals.   (Hannah Carroll/The Daily Times via AP)

A sweet tooth and some extremely bad luck have spelled trouble for an alleged robber in Connecticut. Police say that Donald Newman-Smith robbed a convenience store in Stamford of $800, then decided to head to a local bakery to splurge on fancy cookies and espresso. The problem is he flagged down someone to ask for directions en route, and that person just happened to be an investigator heading to the crime scene, reports the Stamford Advocate. When the investigator watched the surveillance tape a short time later, he recognized the suspect, headed to the bakery, and arrested Newman-Smith outside the shop enjoying his snack. He faces first-degree robbery charges. (More weird crimes stories.)

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