Facebook and YouTube Used To Catch Burglars In Boston [Video]By: Mike Tuttle - February 1, 2012
A burrito joint in Boston was broken into a few nights ago. The thieves who broke into Boloco tried to disable the security video camera with a sledge hammer, pried the door open and made off with a safe. But, they were caught on tape, though partly disguised. So, how to proceed?
Management at Boloco posted the video on Facebook and YouTube in hopes that someone would recognize the thieves. The video has gotten national attention. According to their Facebook page:
“$1000 cash reward for information that leads to apprehension of these 3 individuals who broke in and robbed our Boloco Berklee location last night less than 30 minutes after our team locked the doors…
We debated about whether to share this or not – traditionally this isn’t something that is “shared”… but it’s 2012… and we think everyone needs to see what is happening out there, and work together to reduce and one day eliminate evil people like these three.”
So far, they have gotten lots of good tips and more neighborhood watch photos of the thieves. They feel close to an arrest.