Circle K Stores Begin Using Facebook To Shame Criminals
The Circle K corporation is unfortunately no stranger to robberies, in fact people coming in armed, stealing money or grabbing beer without paying is so common place that the company has decided to fight back using Facebook.
While Circle K still hands over surveillance footage to local police officers the company has also began using that equipment to take pictures of armed robbers, shoplifters and other thieves which they then post to a Facebook crime that was specifically created to show the faces of thieves.
Circle K Loss Prevention Manager Carlos Estrada told KPHO TV:
“We post signs on our stores that let them know that if they obviously do something that isn’t right, they might be on Facebook.”
To showcase criminal acts the company created the “Circle K Crime Busters” Facebook page in which they have already posted dozens of images.
The company hopes that their actions will help solve recently unsolved crimes and make shoplifters and robbers think twice before robbing from their locations.
According to Estrada:
“Social network is definitely going to hit a different demographic, and it’s just another unique way to help combat crime in Arizona.”
Whether the program will be a success is still unknown however the Circle K crime page has been receiving thousands of viewers since launching several months ago and the page has generated thousands of tips while solving at least half a dozen crimes.
You can check out the Facebook page here.
Now if Facebook would just use their facial recognition software for good we could end up solving a lot of convenience store crimes very quickly.
Do you think the Circle K Crime Busters Facebook Page is a smart way to solve crimes in a socially connected world?