Bronx teen busted after using stolen iPod to take profile pics

Posted at 3:26 PM, Jan 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-06 15:52:52-05
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Felecia Cooks was arrested for a violent bus stop robbery after using a stolen iPod to post profile pics to her Facebook page (Photo: DCPI)

A young woman is under arrest after posting profile pictures of herself — using the same iPod she violently stole at a Bronx bus stop, according to police.

Felecia Cooks, 17, walked up behind another teen who was waiting for the bus at E. Tremont and Crotona avenues Dec. 21.  Cooks punched her in the head and demanded her purse, before ripping the bag from the girls’ hands and running off.

The victim, also 17, called police and gave a description of her mugger.  It wasn’t until later when she opened her Apple account did she realize that Cooks had used the stolen iPod to take pictures of herself in front of the mirror.  In one Cooks can be seen making a kissy face, in the other she’s smiling.

Cooks posted the photos on her Facebook page, according to the NY Daily News, leading police straight to her Hawthorne home.