Facebook used in theft investigation

Underneath a post which says: “Do you recognise these guys?” an album of pictures has been posted showing two men making their way into the shop and apparently lifting the phones.

Underneath a post which says: “Do you recognise these guys?” an album of pictures has been posted showing two men making their way into the shop and apparently lifting the phones.

The paper understands that the phones were taken from a press at the store, and upon realising that they had been robbed, CCTV footage of the incident was posted to Facebook on Tuesday afternoon.

The CCTV stills show two men who appear to be in their late teens, early twenties.

One is a European male of average build, with very short hair and is wearing a blue jacket, jeans and a ruck sack.

The other is a man of slim build and of sallow/olive skinned complexion, possibly of middle-eastern descent and he is wearing a black zip front sweater, red t-shirt and dark trousers.

The post drew a huge response from the public, with over 56 comments left on the their Facebook page.

Unfortunately the vast majority of comments left were from would-be comedians who had suggested friends of theirs as potential suspects.

One poster included: “Can’t believe people are randomly dropping names of people and out of all the posts none of the names are repeated by more then one person. So these two kids are fifteen different people...Hope the people who did not do it see there names being dropped pay you a nice visit.”

Another poster said “If any one knows them, tell them to message me I’ll buy one of them,” proceeded by a smiley face.

The Dundalk Democrat contacted the store and spoke to Area Manager Yvonne Fox who told the paper: “I’m not willing to discuss the incident. We are currently involved with the Gardaí who are investigating the incident.”