Burglars use social media to target homes

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WICHITA, Kan. -- Three men have been found guilty for their roles in a burglary ring operating in Wichita and Sedgwick County.

Wichita police said the burglars used social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, and newspaper announcements to target homes that would be unoccupied.

According to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office, the men pleaded guilty to a combined 27 felony counts, including burglary, theft and identity theft. They have been identified as Adam Dwyer, 34, Brian Dwyer, 37, and Daniel Maupin, 39.

In one charged case, the trio burglarized a Wichita residence while a family was on vacation. The losses, including guns and electronics, were valued in excess of $40,000. In another case, the three were linked to the burglaries of two homes while the occupants were attending a family wedding.

The district attorney’s office said prison is recommended in two of the cases. Probation is recommended for the third person, because he cooperated with law enforcement officials in solving the cases.

All three defendants will be sentenced in May and June of this year.

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