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Burglars Use Facebook Statuses to Target Victims

A burglary ring in Nashua, N.H. targeted victims by monitoring their status updates on Facebook. The ring was uncovered when an off-duty police officer, alerted to the fact that a specific type of fireworks was among the stolen property, heard the fireworks and investigated. Police recovered between $100,000 and $200,000 worth of stolen property, including ammunition and electronics. More arrests are expected.

Police: Thieves Robbed Homes Based on Facebook, Social Media Sites, wmur.com, September 12, 2010