Tip helps Jefferson County Sheriff's Office deputies arrest Stegosaurus parking lot theft suspect

GOLDEN, Colo. - When you see photos of suspects on TV or the internet, have you ever wondered if it really helps to solve the crime? It does, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

"Big thanks to #jeffco citizens from #jcso. She's in custody with four felony charges! Victim property recovered!" said a tweet from the sheriff's office on Monday.

The tweet included a photo released last week of a woman suspected of stealing a purse from a parked car at the Stegosaurus lot in Golden and using the victim's credit cards on a nearly $2,000 shopping spree.

Those photos were shown on television and the internet last Thursday.