Social Networking Burglars Arrested in New Hampshire

By Akemi Iwaya on September 13th, 2010

Here is a little something to think about the next time you consider posting your offline travels or activities to a social network: not posting anything at all can turn out to be the best and safest policy.

According to several U.S. news outlets in Nashua, N.H., police say they’ve arrested three young men allegedly responsible for about 50 burglaries in the city last month. More specifically, TV station WMUR notes that the suspects “used social-networking sites such as Facebook to identify victims who posted online that they would not be home at a certain time”.

It is estimated that the group managed to steal approximately $100,000 worth of electronics, ammunition, fireworks, and other items.

What do you think? Is this an early sign of a new and growing criminal trend?

Alleged ‘Facebook’ burglars busted in US [ZDNet]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 09/13/10
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