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Internet Media and Burglary

Burglars have found a new way to identify targets: they scan social media, such as Facebook, and look for announcements that tell who is planning to be away from the home or business. Sometimes an announcement will give pictures of the premises inside and out, which may include images of an alarm keyboard and sensors. For determining ease of access, escape routes, police patrol areas and proximity of the target to other homes or businesses, the burglar need only consult Google Street View.

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