Burglary Suspect Nabbed After Victim Snapped Cell Phone Pic

SANTA CLARITA (AP) — Authorities have arrested a home burglary suspect based on a photo the victim, who was home at the time, took with her cell phone at her residence in northern Los Angeles County.

A Wednesday sheriff’s statement says suspect Karen Kapshanyan was arrested when a search warrant was served at his home in the San Fernando Valley.

Detective Chuck Christensen of the sheriff’s station in Santa Clarita identified Kapshanyan after the woman, whose name has not been released, took the photo during the burglary at her home in Stevenson Ranch, and it was subsequently shown in media coverage.

A resident of Santa Clarita recognized Kapshanyan in the photo and alerted authorities.

Kapshanyan is scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday.

Related Link: North Hills Resident Latest Victim Of ‘Hot Prowl’ Burglaries

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