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Hit-and-Run Suspect Who Appeared to Be Wearing Scout Uniform ID’d Via Facebook Tip, Police Say

A suspect in a minor hit-and-run car accident in Lower Saucon Township earlier this month was identified after police posted a surveillance photo of him on their Facebook page, township police said Friday.

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A suspect in a minor hit-and-run car accident in Lower Saucon Township earlier this month was identified after police posted a surveillance photo of him on their Facebook page, township police said Friday.

Lower Saucon Township Police said the man wearing a Scout leader-style uniform at right is a suspect in a minor hit-and-run accident that occurred May 2 at Exxon, 3655 Rt. 378.

Lower Saucon Township Police said the man wearing a Scout leader-style uniform at right is a suspect in a minor hit-and-run accident that occurred May 2 at Exxon, 3655 Rt. 378.

According to police, the man–who was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run on the evening of May 2 in the parking of Exxon, 3655 Rt. 378–appears to be wearing a Boy Scout leader’s uniform in the surveillance photo police shared.

At the time of the accident, police said he was driving a 1990s-style tan sedan, “most likely a Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable.”

The man was apparently identified within hours of the post being put up, although police didn’t name him in their update posted Friday afternoon.

“Yet another crime that has been solved with help from the Facebook community,” police said in the update. “Even if you couldn’t identify the person, perhaps it was by way of your SHARE that he was. THANK YOU!”

The Lower Saucon Township Police Department’s Facebook page currently has more than 1,750 likes, and police have recently begun using it as a tool to help identify suspects in crimes in which there is surveillance footage available to share.

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Josh Popichak is the owner, publisher and editor of Saucon Source. A Lehigh Valley native, he's covered local news since 2005 and previously worked for Berks-Mont News and AOL/Patch. Contact him at josh@sauconsource.com.

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