Robbery suspect arrested after friending victim on Facebook

Robbery suspect arrested after friending victim on Facebook
FILE - This Feb. 1, 2012 photo shows the Facebook logo on a computer screen in Berlin. (AP Photo/dapd, Timur Emek)
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say that a 28-year-old man suspected of robbing a woman at the Bremerton ferry terminal friended her on Facebook the next day.

The Kitsap Sun reports Saturday that Riley Allen Mullins was charged Friday in Kitsap County District Court with second-degree robbery.

Authorities say a woman was sitting at the Bremerton ferry terminal on Tuesday using her headphones when she was struck on the head from behind. After she was struck, a man grabbed her iPod and purse and ran. She didn't recognize the man but noticed a tattoo of a triangle on his neck.

The next day, the woman received a Facebook friend notification and recognized the sender as the man who robbed her.

Investigators confirmed the Facebook account belonged to Mullins, and they noted a profile picture of Mullins showing the triangle neck tattoo.