A new way to catch crooks

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - September 23, 2010

Authorities in New Mexico say they've busted a robbery suspect thanks to social networking.

The Santa Fe sheriff's department has new program that sends alerts and mug shots of wanted people to cell phones via text messages, Twitter and Facebook.

Earlier this week, a Walmart shopper got an alert about a wanted man.

The shopper recognized his picture and told authorities he was in the store.

Sheriff Greg Solano says a customer even threw a bottle of water at the suspect and hit him in the head, as the man tried to run.

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