FBI agents in Detroit, in the US state of Michigan, say they have discovered the identity of a serial armed robber — after recognising his sneakers on his TikTok videos

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For three months, businesses across the Metro Detroit area had been plagued by a thief always wearing a very similar outfit: a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, black ski mask, black skeleton gloves, white Nike sneakers, and a black backpack with pink flowers.

The crime spree began on December 1, when the suspect burst into a 7-Eleven in Benstein and held the clerk at gunpoint, before fleeing with a sum of money.

On January 13, a similarly dressed man entered a Marathon gas station in Dearborn, pressed a handgun into an employees back and demanded money.

Thirteen days later, the same Benstein 7-Eleven was once again held up by a man wearing the same outfit and the same backpack.

On February 1, an Old West Tobacco store in Novi also fell victim to a similarly dressed bandit.

The eventual break in the case came from an unusual source: SnapChat. A tipster told the police to check out the account “Chozenn_One”. Digging, investigators learned that account had been recently changed to “ChozenWrld”. They then found a TikTok account with the same name — and found some very interesting dance videos where ChozenWrld danced to Pop Smoke wearing distinct white Nikes with red accents — very similar to what witnesses described in all four robberies.

The account belonged to 22-year-old Chozen Terrell-Hannah

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Officers raided his home on Wednesday. A search of the residence led to the seizure of items, including a handgun, a black backpack with a floral pattern, a skeleton full body suit, and white Nike tennis shoes.

After interviewing him, they said the 22-year-old confessed.

Terrell-Hannah was arrested and charged with robbery affecting interstate commerce, and possessing a firearm during a violent crime. He could face more than 20 years in prison if convicted.

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