Police: Do not advertise your absence to thieves

Police: Do not advertise your absence to thieves

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

If you're heading out of town for Thanksgiving, you might not want to tweet it or Facebook it. Police are warning people that posting comments and pictures on social media sites can make you a prime target for thieves.

One thing to consider, would you put a sign out in your front yard that says "I'm leaving to go on vacation'? Potentially you could be doing the same thing by posting something on social media," said Captain Jim Coker with the Hoover Police Department.

Coker says this may sound like common sense, but he says people are still doing it time and time again.

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