Kiwi cops nab burglar by using Facebook!
New Zealand police have taken into custody a burglar using the in-craze social networking website ‘Facebook’.entertainment Updated: Jan 15, 2009 15:26 IST
New Zealand police have taken into custody a burglar using the in-craze social networking website ‘Facebook’. Queenstown police managed to identify and hunt down the 21-year-old, who tried to break open a local tavern safe, after posting his images and security-camera footage on the website.
"The offender was identified after a movie and images of him were displayed on Facebook,” the Telegraph quoted the police as saying in a statement on its Facebook page. “He was identified from members of the public viewing him on Facebook and also seeing him on TV after the Facebook images were displayed on the news," it added.
Police, who dubbed the incident as the "first Facebook arrest", revealed the lawbreaker was due to appear in court.