A pair of burglary suspects from Tennessee are behind bars after police say they were busted by their victims trying to offload their stolen belongings on a popular social media app.
Joe Snipes, 25, and Brandon Frye, 21, have been charged with aggravated burglary and theft for allegedly breaking into and ransacking a family’s home in Memphis last Saturday.
The victims of the home invasion, who only identified themselves as 'Kris' and 'Ran,' said they returned home from a shopping trip with their young children that day to find their front door ajar and their residence in disarray.
Facebook fail: Joe Snipes (left), 25, and Brandon Frye (right), 21, were arrested and charged with burglary after police say they were caught by their victims trying to sell their stolen goods on Facebook Marketplace
The couple quickly discovered that whoever had entered their home in their Absecon left with their flat-screen TV, laptops and Xbox videogame console in tow.
Kris and Ran reported the incident to the police but never thought they would see their possessions again, that is until the man logged into his Facebook account and began scrolling through the Marketplace - the geo-located feature where users can buy and sell items,