Facebook Page Leads Texas Police to Cellphone Theft Ring

November 11, 2014

Authorities say a Facebook page helped lead to the arrest of members of a South Texas cellphone theft ring.

The Monitor of McAllen reports that four men were arrested after undercover officers bought some of the stolen cellphones.

Investigators learned about the theft ring after getting information about a Facebook page called “La pulga online,” or “the flea market online” that was being used to sell the stolen phones.

San Juan Police Chief Juan Gonzalez said Saturday the men had stolen 65 cellphones and $500 in cash during recent separate burglaries of two Cricket Wireless stores.

The four men are facing charges of burglary and engaging in organized criminal activity.

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