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Greenville Neighborhood Fights Crime Through Social Media

One Eastern Carolina neighborhood is using social media and high tech to fight crime.

Residents of the Windsor subdivision in southeast Greenville have set up their own Facebook account to look out for one another.

The latest crime happened last week when a home was broken into during broad daylight. The couple's 14-year-old son came home to discover the burglary.

Within a quarter of a mile from that home on Royal Drive, five other homes have been burglarized since the beginning of the year.

In addition to the online community watch, one resident has put up a surveillance camera to track vehicles going in and out of the neighborhood, while others have posted signs to alert neighbors to call police if they see anything suspicious.

Police say it's always a good idea for the community to join in and help officers to keep an eye out for crime.


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