Are thieves checking out your Christmas Tree social media posts?

Published: Dec. 19, 2014 at 11:47 PM EST
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany Police say home burglaries are increasing as Christmas approaches.  Police  warn that thieves could be looking at social media for victims.

Police warn people putting pictures of all their presents under the Christmas tree on social media like Facebook or Twitter could be an invitation for crooks.

Police say burglars are looking for easy targets with lots of expensive presents in one spot, so wait to put those gifts out.

Corporal Brian Covington said "Have the bare minimum under your tree right now.  In the event that your home is burglarized, then you won't stand a chance of losing those big ticket items."

Police also urge you to keep your drapes closed in front of your tree.

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