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Suspect caught after checking Facebook during burglary


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A Minnesota man broke into a residence and was tracked down because he used the homeowner’s computer to log into Facebook, authorities said.

According to a criminal complaint, Nicholas Wig, 26, took cash, credit cards, a checkbook and a watch Thursday from a St. Paul home while the homeowner was out.

The homeowner returned and noticed a Facebook page titled “Nick Dub” still open on his computer.

According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the homeowner identified the page as Wig’s and called him before calling police.

When police found Wig, he was wearing the watch taken in the burglary, the newspaper reported. Wig told investigators he entered the home through an unlocked door. He also said his clothes were wet so he changed into clothes he found in the house, the complaint said.

Wig said he was going to give everything back, according to the complaint.

Wig faces one count of burglary. He was jailed with bail set at $25,000.

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