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Man takes viral 'selfie' mugshot after K-Mart robbery: Police

The suspect was wearing a distinct hat emblazoned with the word “selfie” while at K-Mart.

A man arrested for larceny has a mugshot that has now gone viral because it features an easily identifiable “selfie” hat.

James Anderson of Hyannis was arrested Thursday night after he cut through security wires around a K-Mart jewelry display case before leaving the store with the case in a shopping cart, Barnstable police said in an official report posted online.

K-Mart estimated that the case contained approximately $10,000 worth of gold jewelry.

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Police officers were able to form a description of the suspect from the store’s surveillance video; Anderson was wearing a distinct hat emblazoned with the word “selfie” while at K-Mart.

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Officer Joseph Green, during a later traffic stop, immediately recognized Anderson because he was wearing the same “selfie” hat that was visible in the surveillance video, police reported. Green also recovered wire cutters and several pieces of jewelry that still had the K-Mart price tags attached.

Anderson was arrested and charged with larceny and possession of burglary tools.

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Before this arrest, Anderson had 78 arraignments in Massachusetts on charges ranging from breaking and entering to shoplifting and narcotics charges, police added.

 
 
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