Thief posts pics on victim's Facebook page

2013-01-11 09:05

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Durban - A KwaZulu-Natal thief posted photographs of himself on the Facebook page of a woman whose property he burgled.

Hillcrest homeowner James McCall logged onto his computer on Monday after the burglary over the weekend and saw the pictures on his wife’s Facebook page, reported the Daily News.

“I wanted to log on to change our passwords. I was surprised to see activity on Barbara’s profile and the picture of the man,” said McCall.

He said he thought the burglar had uploaded the picture by mistake because other pictures had also been uploaded that the family had taken but not put on Facebook.

“He probably did not realise he was doing it. Usually you never log off from a tablet, so it could have happened quite quickly,” said McCall.

McCall’s wife’s Samsung tablet had been stolen at their Highway guesthouse where guests had a braai and left some of the doors open. It was the fifth time that the couple were victims of crime at their home and guesthouse.

The incident happened on Sunday evening when two men came into the house, past the dogs, security gates and electric fencing, stealing digital cameras, tablets, flat screen TVs, and computers.

The pictures were given to police in the hope that it would help them find the culprits.

“It’s unacceptable that I no longer feel safe on my own verandah,” said McCall who wanted to hire a private investigator to help investigate the spate of burglaries and a robbery that have hit them at their home and guesthouse.

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