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Crooks handing themselves in after seeing mugshots on Facebook

Wanted criminals are handing themselves in after finding their mugshots on Facebook, according to Victoria Police.

The final Police Eyewatch Facebook page, CBD, will be rolled out today, having been deemed a successful crime solving initiative across the state.

As reported in the Herald Sun, police say many criminals have given up the chase following the roll out of the series of social media pages.

Angela McGuigan, manager of the Eyewatch program told Ross and John the pages have proven to be a new way to reach a huge audience.

“We’ve had not only crooks hand themselves in, we’ve had missing people located, stolen items returned, all sort of success stories,” Angela said.

“The great thing is it’s not just one person who sees it, they can share it and their friends see it.

“It has this great flow on-effect.”

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