Social media photos invite burglars to home

Indiana State Police. (WDTN Photo)

RICHMOND, Ind. (WDTN) – Three Richmond, Indiana men are under arrest for burglary.

Joseph Craft, 25, William Scalf, 22, and Jeremy Brant, 19, are all charged.

Police say the victims’ home is south of Richmond in Wayne County.

The victims apparently posted vacation photos of themselves on social media.

Officers warn that posting photos and vacation information is not a good idea. It lets the bad guys know your home is most likely empty.

They urge you to ask neighbors to watch your home while you’re gone and purchase a security system if you can. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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