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Facebook Users Post Whereabouts, Get Burglarized

Police in Nashua, N.H, have nabbed a trio of men suspected of burglarizing the homes of Facebook users who had posted updates on their pages about being away from home.

According to local news reports, between $100,000 to $200,000 of stolen property has been recovered so far after 50 homes in the city were broken into in August. Police arrested Victor Rodriguez, Mario Rojas and Leonardo Barroso on several charges that include burglary, and said more arrests are anticipated.

Police said they recovered everything from ammunition to electronics to remote-controlled cars. Officials said they believe they solved 18 burglaries in the city and may be able to solve dozens more. Police said they are also working with neighboring departments to determine whether any of the recovered property was taken from their communities.

Sophos reported earlier this year how a woman had her house burgled after she updated her Facebook status to say she was going to a concert. A surveillance camera was able to catch the burglar in the act, and the victim identified the criminal as someone who had previously “friended” her.

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