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Man Uses Instagram to Track College Women, Burglarize Homes: Police

Police say Arturo Galvan would spot women in public places, then try to track their locations through Instagram.

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    A maintenance worker is charged with using social media to track dozens of college women in order to burglarize their homes and sorority houses in Southern California.

    Arturo Galvan of Menifee appeared in court on Tuesday, The Orange County Register reports. He has pleaded not guilty to burglary and remains jailed.

    Galvan allegedly targeted at least 33 women in Orange County and stole more than $250,000 worth of items.

    Fullerton police say he would spot women in public places such as coffee shops or malls and then try to track their locations through Instagram. Police say Galvan obtained their home addresses from geotagged photos.

    Galvan allegedly stole laptops, jewelry and underwear from the victims, who were students at Chapman University and California State University, Fullerton.

    He was arrested in December.