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Postings Lead to Thefts

SOCIAL NETWORKING—U.S.

September 13, 2010

WMUR reports that three men have been charged with burglary for allegedly breaking into homes that they knew were vacant because of the home owners' social networking posts. About 50 Nashua, NH, homes were robbed in August. Police believe that at least 18 of these cases are now solved and that the suspects are likely linked to more. Capt. Ron Dickerson of the Nashua, NH, police department warns, "Be careful of what you post on these social networking sites. We know for a fact that some of these players, some of these criminals, were looking on these sites and identifying their targets through these social networking sites."
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