Burglars Use Facebook Status Updates To Rob Houses

Police in Nashua, New Hampshire, have arrested three men suspected of carrying out burglaries using Facebook.

In a report by Fox News, the police are holding three men, two Nashua and one Massachusetts resident, suspected of carrying out 50 burglaries in the city over the past one month.

Mario Rojas, Leonardo Barroso, and Victor Rodriguez are said to have stolen goods worth between $100,000 and $200,000 by using users' status updates posted on Facebook profiles to find out when people would be away from home.

According to Ron Dickerson, who led the investigation in Nashua, police cracked the case after a firework factory was looted.

"We've been in contact with the Nashua police, and they confirmed that the only Facebook link was that one of those arrested had a Facebook friend who posted about leaving town in the near future,” said a Facebook spokeswoman in an e-mail.