The Star Tribune reports that Willmar police used Facebook to help identify and arrest two suspects in recent thefts.
One of the thefts was a Jan. 25 robbery at Trav's Dino Mart. The other was a Feb. 8 robbery at Korthuis Jewelry in downtown Willmar, said the Star Tribune.
Police posted pictures of the suspects from security cameras on the Willmar Police Facebook page.
Police Chief Dave Wyffels says more than 790 people saw the postings, and they ultimately helped solve both cases.
The West Central Tribune reports the tactic proved to be so successful that police are considering using Facebook more often, Wyffels said.