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Bank Robbery Suspect Posts Submachine Gun Selfie On Facebook

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A man accused of three Michigan bank robberies may have metaphorically shot himself in the foot by posting a Facebook selfie in which he is holding the same type of submachine gun used in the heists.

Jules Bahler, 21, allegedly robbed two Pontiac financial institutions, a Genisys Credit Union of $4,300 on Feb. 26 and a Bank of America branch of $4,000 on March 4.

He also is accused of robbing a Chemical Bank in Bay City of $7,000 on March 5.

Surveillance video caught one of the robberies on camera. Investigators first connected Bahler to the robberies on Thursday when they discovered his Facebook page on Thursday, and noticed a close resemblance to the person in the surveillance video.

A detective found the Facebook page and made the connection, according to FBI agent Sean Gallaghan. The officer gave the information to the FBI, but an affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun did not explain how.

It helped that on March 5 Bahler posted a photo of himself holding a submachine gun similar to the one used in two of the robberies. The photo also showed him wearing clothes similar to those worn by the suspect caught on the surveillance tape, MLive.com reports.

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