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Social media post leads to arrest in 2014 burglary

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Derek A. Benson was arrested in connection with a 2014 burglary after his mug shot was posted on social media. (Glastonbury Police Department) Derek A. Benson was arrested in connection with a 2014 burglary after his mug shot was posted on social media. (Glastonbury Police Department)
GLASTONBURY, CT (WFSB) -

After a mugshot was posted on social media, the victim of a burglary was able to identify the suspect and police were able to make an arrest in the case. 

Police had a suspended a case into a burglary at a home in Glastonbury in July 2014. They said they had no leads in the investigation.

In October 2014, the victim in the case noticed a mug shot of 30-year-old Derek A. Benson, of Glastonbury, in connection with an unrelated case was posted on a social media website. In the photo, the victim told police that Benson was wearing a sweatshirt that was stolen during the burglary.

After a police investigation, Benson was linked to the July 2014 burglary. He was arrested on Sept. 16, 2015 while making an appearance at Manchester Superior Court.

Benson was charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree larceny, third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal trespass.

Police said Benson was unable to post his $1,000 bond and remains in jail following his arraignment on Wednesday. His next court appearance is on Oct. 21 at Manchester Superior Court.

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