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Facebook guided burglars

india Updated: Sep 15, 2010 00:51 IST
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If you plan to log into your Facebook account and announce you’re heading to the beach for the weekend, you might want to append the update with a warning that your home is under 24-hour surveillance or you have a 140-pound Rottweiler who hasn’t eaten in a week.

If you don’t, you personal belongings could be fodder for tech-savvy burglars.

According to New Hampshire’s WMUR Channel 9 News, three local men, Mario Rojas, Leonardo Barroso and Victor Rodriguez, have robbed more than 18 homes in the Nashua area of New Hampshire simply by checking status updates on Facebook and then pillaging the houses of victims who announced on the social network that they were not home.

Ron Dickerson, captain of Nashua’s police department, told the local news that people need to “be careful of what you post on these social networking sites.”