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Facebook page created to help combat crime

Danielle Todesco
January 11, 2017 10:15 PM

Police can't be everywhere, but social media is these days.  A local Facebook page that's growing in popularity is actually helping where cops can't.

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It's called "Albuquerque's Most Wanted". It's a place to post pictures of stolen vehicles or surveillance of suspects.  The page has even helped with Amber Alerts.

"A little girl went missing, I don't remember her name. The mother or the aunt posted it on the group and it got shared about 500 times,” page founder Gabriel Rosen. “And then a couple days later the lady commented that the girl was found and she thanked us for it.”

Rosen and his friend, Christopher Lingnau, said they've both been victims of theft. Lingnau even makes a living helping people prevent being a victim again selling car alarm systems. All of that sparked them to create the Facebook page.

"It's giving results. That's the coolest thing,” Lingnau said. “Social media has helped out big.”

Members must have a New Mexico connection to get approved into the group. The guys said the most common postings they’re seeing right now are car thefts.

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