A Riverside County man was arrested and charged with burglary, after using GPS data embedded in Facebook and Instagram photos to locate and target his victims. Police arrested Arturo Galvan, 44 of Menifee, after a citizen called to report a potential prowler in the neighborhood. Galvan was located after an hours-long search, and arrested. When police searched Galvan’s home, they discovered a large stash of men’s and women’s undergarments stolen from his burglary victims. They also discovered a collection of electronics and other valuable items take in previous burglaries throughout Southern California.
Burglary, Other Charges Filed Against Suspect
Police said that Galvan targeted his victims, using open Wi-FI networks and identifying potential victims when they checked in using social media apps. After identifying the victims’ names, Galvan used photos from their social media posts that had GPS data attached to them to identify and map the locations of their residences. According to police, Galvan operated in this way for more than a year and was responsible for multiple burglary incidents. In addition to burglary, Galvan has been charged with receiving stolen property, peeping and prowling, and resisting arrest
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