Facebook posts help Aurora police crack three felony cases

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Karlon Hudson | Aurora police

Police in west suburban Aurora were able to crack three felony cases after posting surveillance photos on social media over the past two months.

A man and two teenage boys have been charged with theft and burglary after they were identified from surveillance images police posted to Facebook, according to a statement from the Aurora police.

Karlon Hudson, 45, is charged with five counts of unlawful use of a credit card and felony theft for using a stolen credit card to withdraw more than $1,600 from bank and convenience store ATMs on Feb. 25, police said. An Oswego resident recognized Hudson from photos the department posted on March 3 and gave officers information that led to his identification.

Police say this surveillance image shows Karlon Hudson using a stolen credit card at an ATM. | Aurora police

Hudson was also charged with burglary and felony theft for a break-in at an apartment business office in the 1300 block of Marshall Boulevard on Jan. 24, police said. Two televisions and more than $3,700 in tools were stolen in the burglary.

Two boys, ages 15 and 17, were also charged with burglary for stealing a car stereo worth an estimated $600 from a vehicle in a downtown Aurora parking garage on March 16, police said. They were identified after police received several phone calls as a result of posting surveillance pictures to Facebook on April 2.

More than 25,000 people viewed the posts on the department’s Facebook page.


Surveillance image of two teenagers suspected of stealing a car stereo in an Aurora parking garage in March. | Aurora police

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