Car thieves taunt owner via Facebook


LONGVIEW, Wash. (KOIN) — If you’ve ever wondered how to add insult to injury in the age of social media, this is it.

Bobby Oliver, 29, had his car stolen with more than $4,000 worth of electronics inside — then, a photo of those electronics was posted on his own Facebook page by the people who robbed him.

Bobby Oliver's Facebook page, after thieves accessed the account through his stolen Nexus 10 tablet.
Bobby Oliver’s Facebook page, after thieves accessed it through his stolen Nexus 10 tablet.

The thieves accessed Oliver’s Facebook account through his Nexus 10 tablet, which was also in the 1997 Audi, which was stolen from behind Guse’s near Commerce St. in Longview early Thursday morning.

The soft-spoken developer and recreational photographer said he is beside himself because his camera and photos were taken. Oliver filed a police report then spread the word on Facebook in the hopes he might one day see his belongings again.

The taunt

One of Oliver’s friends messaged what she thought was his account to ask if he found his belongings (after she saw the photo).

“They say ‘No, we have his stuff, thanks, just sayin,'” said Oliver.

“There’s nobody I’ve made angry to that extent to do something like this,” he said. “I don’t understand, I really don’t.”

Even phones and tablets without built-in tracking devices support GPS installation after purchase.

Oliver has one message for whomever has his items: “Please return my photos because they’re not yours they’re useless to you.”

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