Burglar Harasses Theft Victim On Facebook

A burglar, who stole several thousand pounds worth of equipment from his victim, logged onto her Facebook account to taunt her.

42-year old Victoria Richardson said her ordeal started when a thief stole her Toshiba laptop, her iPhone, a Nintendo DS, cash, debit cards and a few more items from her home in Hove, West Sussex.

The seemingly illiterate criminal then started posting status updates on her Facebook account where he said that "I have the laptop, phones ok but a bit scratched, tv was rubbish so i left it, ds was bonuss (sic). now to the porn shop i gooo , thankyou toshiba is my favourate make”.

He signed off saying "regards your nighttime burglar". Apple could possibly help and locate the stolen iPhone assuming that the smartphone has been used.

Mrs Richardson said that she felt very spooked adding that "It felt like they were rubbing my nose in it. They have been in your physical space, and then they are in your online space."

Financial website, Moneysupermarket.com, revealed on Friday that Hove was one of the top 20 areas in UK where burglaries are most likely according to a survey of insurers.