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Thursday, 22 January 2009

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In Wellington, New Zealand police have arrested a safe burglar by using the popular social website Facebook, not only to identify him, but also track him down.

Queenstown police in southern New Zealand posted security-camera footage and pictures showing the man's face as he tried to break into the safe of a local tavern early last week.

The offender was identified after a movie and images of him were displayed on Facebook.

"He was identified by members of the public viewing him on Facebook and also seeing him on TV after the Facebook images were displayed on the news," a police spokesman said in a statement on its Facebook page.

"He also had his own page and where it asked, 'What are you doing now?' he put 'breaking into a tavern safe."

"On earlier entries he had, 'breaking into car on Stubbs Street to get stereo' and 'hiding cocaine stash in bag up rear end."

Police said the unnamed, 21-year-old Queenstown nitwit will appear in court in early February.

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