Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Burglar Taunts Victim on Facebook

Via Telegraph.co.uk -

Victoria Richardson, 42, from Hove, East Sussex, was burgled last week, losing an iPhone, a Nintendo DS games console, a handbag containing a purse, cash and debit cards and a black Toshiba laptop.

When she later logged into her Facebook account she found the burglar who had rifled through her belongings had also invaded her Facebook account.

One message left on the site read: "on my new laptop". The next said: "Listening to music on my new phone feels so good."

The callous thief then mocked the fact they had left Victoria's television because it was 'rubbish', adding: "I have the laptop , phones ok but a bit scratched itll do, tv was rubbish so I left it , ds was a bonus, now to the porn shop, thankyou toshiba is my favourite make".

The final post read: "regards your night time burglar".

Ms Richardson said: "I felt very spooked. I have never felt like that before. It felt like they were rubbing my nose in it.

"They have been in your physical space, and then they are in your online space. My friends could all see what they were writing so it was really degrading.

"It is bad enough being robbed in the first place but this invasion of my privacy has made it doubly painful."

A spokeswoman for Sussex Police said: "Being burgled is traumatic enough for any family but for the culprit to apparently use their stolen possessions to publicly gloat over the crime is a sinister twist.

"As with all burglaries we are taking the matter seriously and a thorough investigation is under way to bring this offender to justice."

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