A 10 year old boy is being praised by police and the wide web for his savvy social media tweeting, which has helped capture a thief who had mugged an Apple iPhone from a pedestrian.
The school boy from Co Durham was quick of the mark to grab photo evidence of the crime, which he immediately uploaded on to twitter.
According to Metro, Alex Wilson and his father were waiting in slow traffic when they witnessed 24 year old Craig Royal steal an Apple iPhone from a pedestrian.
Alex, annoyed by what he had seen, asked his father to follow the thief, who was making a rapid escape on his mountain bike.
Taking his father's mobile, Alex clicked the photo of thief and uploaded it on micro blogging platform Twitter with the phrase, "This idiot just robbed someone on Yarm Road about 20 mins ago," so helping the police in nabbing the thief.
The boy's proud father told Metro: "Alex was really repulsed by it. We eventually caught up with the thief as we drove alongside. Then Alex took my phone, wound down the window and shouted at him, "Oi, what do you think you're doing?" The robber turned round to look and that's when Alex took the picture."
The 24-year-old Royal pleaded guilty to the theft of the iPhone and received a 12 month conditional discharge, and was ordered to pay a £50 fine and £85 in costs.
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