Police track down thief on Facebook

New Zealand police have shown that Facebook has more uses than just posting embarrassing teenage photos of your mates after they used the popular social networking site to track down a thief.

Police in Queenstown posted photos taken from security camera footage in an attempt to identify a man who stole from the safe of a local pub and their plan worked. The felon was identified as a 21-year-old local man thanks to the publicity on Facebook.

The news comes just a few months after an Australian restaurant used Facebook to track down a group of customers who decided to do a runner without paying the bill.

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