Facebook Folly: Status Told Robber About Vacant Home - NBC4 Washington

Facebook Folly: Status Told Robber About Vacant Home

Police warn about posts on social media



    Beware of Your Facebook Status When Out of Town

    Pat Collins reminds us to think twice about posting our whereabouts on Facebook. (Published Friday, Aug. 19, 2011)

    Most of us are so excited about going on vacation we tell everyone we know.

    Sometimes we even talk about it in social media, like making it our status on Facebook.

    Bad idea.

    A Vienna, Va., family did that, and among those who shared their vacation joy was a robber, who entered the home through a patio door and stole some property.

    Police are still investigating the robbery but they said they have recovered forensic evidence from the scene in the 1000 block of Hillcrest Dribe.

    Officials warn people to be careful about the information they post online, especially regarding their whereabouts.