US police have smashed a crime ring known as ‘the Facebook burglars’.
Nashua, New Hampshire police have arrested three men, Mario Rojas, Victor Rodriguez and Leonardo Barroso, who they believe are the culprits behind a string of robberies in the area, at least one of which is suspected to have been aided by an overshare on Facebook.
The burglars allegedly targeted the home one Facebook user who had posted an update saying they were out of town.
Facebook has been quick to clarify that the burglaries had nothing to do with its controversial new application, Facebook Places.
“We’ve been in contact with the Nashua police,” said a statement published by NECN, “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.”
More arrests are anticipated.
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