17yo Sparks Home Invasion via FaceBook, Police warn users to be careful

Well its been said time and time before, facebook privacy settings are to weak and allow the world to see what ur doing, and as a result a 17yo girl from NSW Australia has caused her family to become victims to a home invasion. On the 25th of may 2012 a 17yo girl from the southern highlands was doing her family a favour and counting their 72yo grand-mothers personal savings, while she was doing this she clearly thought it would be a good idea to take a picture of the cash ( which is an unknown amount) so she didn't and she posted it on her facebook profile. On the same day at 11.30pm 2 men armed with a knife and bat made way into the house where they thought the money was being kept, by chance this was not the right house, but  it is the house of the mother of the girl who posted the photo on facebook. Her mother and younger brother who is 14yo was in the house when the 2 armed men gained entry. When they first entered the house they demanded to speak to the girl, which proves this is purely her fault for being stupid and greedy for posting that picture online. The 2 men went through the house, stole a small amount of cash and left. So really this whole issue could of been avoided if the girl had not wanted to, i guess, seem "cool" to her facbook friends for being in contact with a large sum of cash, money is not cool and it is the root of all evil in this world. Police release statement:

Police warning people to be cautious when using social media after home invasion - Bundanoon Issued at 12.20pm, Monday 28 May 2012 Police have issued a warning to social media users following a home invasion in the Southern Highlands on Thursday. About 4pm on Thursday 24 May 2012, a 17-year-old girl was assisting her 72-year-old grandmother count her personal savings at a residence in Sydney. Whilst counting the money the girl took a photograph of the large sum of cash and posted it on her Facebook page. About 11.30pm on same day, a 47-year-old woman, 58-year-old man and 14-year-old boy were at their home on Teudts Road, Bundanoon. The 47-year-old woman is the mother of the 17-year-old girl. Two men armed with a knife and wooden club allegedly entered the home demanding to speak with the girl about the cash. The woman informed the men that the girl no longer lived at the address. The men searched the house and took a small amount of cash and other personal property before leaving the house. No one was injured during the incident. About 8.30am on Friday 25 May 2012, police from Goulburn Local Area Command were contacted and attended the location. A crime scene was established and examined by investigators. The men were wearing dark-coloured clothing, gloves and had their faces covered. Anyone with information is urged to contact Bowral Police Station on 48629299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. The incident has prompted police to remind users of social media to take extreme caution when posting photographs and personal information.

Lee Johnstone

Lee Johnstone

Information Security Data Analyst, Investigative Journalist, Technology Lover, Mechanic.

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