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voiceofreason
03-30-2018, 12:04 PM
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Bay Area Rapper Arrested for Home Burglaries After Bragging About Crimes in Music Video: Officials
Updated at 8:40 PM PDT on Mar 29, 2018

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A Bay Area rapper is in jail after police in East Palo Alto say he broke into someone's home and that homeowner tracked him down with a surveillance photo and a music video on YouTube.

In the video, the man allegedly raps about burglarizing homes and breaking down the door. Police said the suspect stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and electronics from two homes. One of the homeowners did not give up on finding the suspect.

Victor Bell's arrest did not happen through typical police work.

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Bell, 24, is accused of burglarizing two homes: one in Redwood City and the other in East Palo Alto. Bell was on parole for residential burglary at the time of the suspected burglaries, according to Wagstaffe.

Police said in both cases the homeowners' surveillance cameras caught him on the properties. The East Palo Alto victim posted a screenshot from his surveillance video online to find out the man's identity.

According to Wagstaffe, the homeowner learned the man is a local rapper from Redwood City known as Mummy 500, who brags about burglarizing homes a rap video on YouTube.

Police said they arrested Bell two weeks after burglaries when he showed up to meet with his parole officers for a previous burglary case.

"He went to his parole office to meet with his parole officer on March 7th of this year, wearing jewelry from both burglaries,":p Wagstaffe said.