Here's How Home Security Footage & Facebook Nabbed an Alleged Burglar
Home security footage and social media sleuthing caught a Massachusetts burglary suspect this week.
Video from a Wellesley home’s security camera showed a man sneaking around the kitchen as the family slept.
A detective thought he recognized the suspect in the video, and he turned to Facebook. There, he found a photo of the suspect wearing the same fleece that he donned during the alleged burglary.
Authorities then arrested Joseph Ecker, who is now suspected in a string of other break-ins as well.
[Ecker] was arrested and charged with unarmed burglary, breaking and entering a building and a vehicle at night and larceny from a building. Ecker was held on $15,000 bail after his arraignment.
Police said it appears Ecker found a key to the house in an unlocked vehicle and used the opportunity to go into the house. He is also suspected in several other car break-ins in the area.
Police said they recovered the Bluetooth speaker at Ecker's home and items believed stolen during similar car breaks in the area.
Watch the surveillance video above.