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Woman arrested hours after crime photos hit Facebook

Posted at 10:56 AM, Mar 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-23 10:56:15-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — A woman accused of robbing a Henrico store was arrested less than 12 hours after photos were released by Henrico Police.

Cara Lynn Heathe, 25, of Louisa, was identified after police received “numerous tips” when crime photos were shared on Facebook, Twitter and local news websites.

Heathe was charged with robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

She robbed a store along the 3800 block of Meadowbridge Road on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

“The victim reported that a white female entered the business and approached the register. The suspect told the victim she had a firearm and demanding money,” a Henrico Police spokesman said. “The victim complied and the suspect fled the business. There were no injuries reported nor did the suspect display a weapon.”

Cara Lynn Heathe (PHOTO: Henrico Police)

Cara Lynn Heathe (PHOTO: Henrico Police)

A search of Virginia court records turned up no previous trials for Heathe in Louisa and Henrico counties.

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