Burglary ring targets Facebook users in New Hampshire

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September 10, 2010, 8:15 am
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(NECN) - Here's another reason to watch what you post on Facebook.

Police in Nashua, New Hampshire say they've busted a burglary ring  in which the suspects targeted Facebook users.

Police say they recovered more than $100,000 worth of property, allegedly stolen by three men.

In all there were more than 50 break-ins. Police say the thieves targeted people who posted their locations on their Facebook profiles. They started striking when the users weren't home.

Facebook released the following statement:

“We’ve been in contact with the Nashua police, and they confirmed that they while they have an ongoing investigation and have already made a number of arrests, the only Facebook link was that one of those arrested had a Facebook friend who posted about leaving town in the near future (which is why they believe that home was targeted) and it had nothing to do with Facebook Places. The police confirmed that the other burglaries had nothing to do with Facebook altogether.”

Tags: new hampshire, Nashua, Facebook, burglary ring, break-ins
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