Police in Australia are urging people to be more cautious about what they post online, after a picture on Facebook sparked a home invasion in the New South Wales southern highlands last week. A 17-year-old girl was helping her grandmother count personal belongings in her Sydney home last Thursday, when she posted a picture of a large sum of cash on her Facebook profile.
At about 11:30pm, two men armed with a knife and a wooden club allegedly went to the girl’s mother’s house in Bundanoon. A 47-year-old woman, a 58-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy were at home at the time. The robbers demanded to speak to the teen about the money, but her mother told them she no longer lived there.
The men then stole a small amount of money and personal belongings before leaving. Nobody was injured. Police say people need to be extremely careful about posting personal information on Facebook.