Wichita Falls police have a warning for folks getting ready to travel and spend time with family for the holidays: be wary of what you post on social media sites because it may make you a target for thieves.
Wichita falls Police Sergeant John Spragins says to be careful not to post information on Facebook or other social sites like Instagram, Twitter or Foursquare that could tip off would-be robbers that know you're away from home for an extended period of time.
Spragins says, "People are constantly looking at feeds and looking at things that are posted on social media so we want to not do those things so we're not advertising that, 'Hey, our house right here and we're gone.'"
Also, Spragins recommends not posting pictures of the gifts you've received because that lets thieves know what is now inside your home.
Spragins says if you are going to be away from home this holiday season, you can sign up for house patrols through the Wichita Falls Police Department by visiting WFPD.net.
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